Half length seated portrait of a tribesman of the Manasir Bedouin at Al Ain. A bearded man kneels in the sand facing forward, his hands crossed in front of his chest. In one hand he holds a camel stick. The man wears a light coloured thobe (long shirt) and a patterned ghutra (headscarf) draped around his head and neck, held in place with an 'agal (head rope). In the distance behind him tufts of vegetation grow across a vast flat expanse of sand. 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.