Portrait of two Arab sailors ...

Portrait of two Arab sailors ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Portrait of two Arab sailors changing the sails on a dhow (sailboat) travelling through the Persian Gulf from Dubai to Bahrain Island. Two men perch on a sail yard, below which a sail hangs. On the left one man in a thobe (long shirt) and cap crouches on a wooden yard. On the right another man, wearing a ragged ghutra (headscarf) and thobe (long shirt), is is tying a rope. Behind them the sky is clear and empty of clouds. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's May 18-28, 1948 journey by dhow from Dubai to Bahrain Island.

Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Image Details

Accession Number
 
2004.130.17458.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Persian Gulf; Dubai Emirate - Persian Gulf; Bahrain Island
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
May 18-28, 1948

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