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View of one of the ...

View of one of the ...
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actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


View of one of the dhows (sailboats) on which Wilfred Thesiger sailed through the Abu Dhabi islands with Sheikh Hazaa bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his retainers. A dhow sails directly into the foreground. At the far end of the yard a man is perched beneath the sail. Men crowd the deck of the dhow. At the back of the dhow, an awning is covered with white cloth. On the left a small canoe is being towed behind the dhow on a short rope. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's week and a half long sailing trip around the Abu Dhabi Islands with Sheikh Hazaa bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Nahyan and their retainers in March 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; Abu Dhabi Region; Abu Dhabi Islands
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
March 14 - April 1, 1948

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