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View of an abra (ferry ...

View of an abra (ferry ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of an abra (ferry boat) launch at Dubai Creek. Across an expanse of flat water buildings with one and two storey wind towers (barjeel) sit along the far side of Dubai Creek. The building on the left has a box made from woven palms (possibly a latrine), hanging from the side of the building above the water. At the centre, between the houses, oarsmen wait for passengers beside their abra at the ferry launch.

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Image Details

Accession Number
 
2004.130.22843.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Dubai Emirate; Dubai City; Dubai Creek
Cultural Group
 
Arab
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
April 9 - 24, 1949

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