Close up portrait of a tribesman of the Awamir Bedouin in the Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. A smiling man with a thin curly beard faces directly forward, squinting into the sun. He wears a plain thobe (long shirt) and a patterned ghutra (headscarf) wrapped closely around his head. The wooden handle of a khanjar (dagger) is visible at his waist. This image was taken between December 20, 1948, and January 27, 1949, during which time Wilfred Thesiger stayed with Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Al Ain and joined him on a number of hunting excursions.
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.