Seated portrait of a tribesman of the Manasir Bedouin at a Manasir encampment in the Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. An older man with a bushy grey beard kneels in soft sand facing forward. He wears a patterned ghutra (headscarf) draped around his head and neck, held with an 'agal (head rope), and a thobe (long shirt). Behind him on the left a worn canvas sack is tied to a bush growing in the sand. In the far distance bushes grow across a vast area of rolling sands. 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.