Seated half length portrait of one of Wilfred Thesiger's sailing companions on the deck of a dhow (sailboat) in the Abu Dhabi islands. The young man from Abu Dhabi sits by the side of a sailboat with his arms crossed tightly around his chest. He wears a thobe (ankle-length shirt) and a ragged headscarf. Behind him the sea is is calm and flat. 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.