Close up portrait of a tribesman of the Awamir Bedouin in the Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. A man with a dense curly beard faces directly forward, looking into the sun with his mouth open. He wears a plain thobe (long shirt) and a patterned ghutra (headscarf) wrapped around his head and hanging across one of his shoulders. 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.