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Seated portrait of Sahail bin ...

Seated portrait of Sahail bin ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Seated portrait of Sahail bin Tahi, a member of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party, on his camel in the region surrounding Liwa oasis. Sahail bin Tahi, a tribesman of the Mudairiba lineage of Rashid Bedouin, kneels atop his camel [most of the camel is outside the frame]. He holds a camel stick in one hand and looks into the far left foreground. He is wearing a plain ghutra (headscarf), and a wraparound skirt under his thobe (long shirt). Behind him rolling sand ridges dotted with a few tufts of qassis (sedge) stretch out into the distance. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's journey from Al Ain to Liwa oasis, Al Dhafra and Baynunah sands in November and December 1948.

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
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Liwa
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid Mudairiba
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
November 14-22, 1948

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