Wilfred Patrick ThesigerDate of Photo:
September 31 - October 2, 1945Continent:
Western Asia (Middle East and Near East)Country:
Abyan Governorate; LawdarCultural Group:
Film Negative 35mmSize:
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger - Accepted as Art in Lieu of Inheritance Tax by H.M. Government and allocated to the Pitt Rivers Museum, March 2004
View of a suq (market) in the city of Lawdar in Abyan Governorate. In the foreground people sit and stand in an open air market. The traders shade their stalls with blankets hanging from vertical wooden branches. In the background square stone buildings are visible.
Research Notes - 'I arrived in Aden at the end of September 1945, visited the mountains along the Yemen frontier, and on October 15th flew to Salala, the capital of Dhaufar.' Wilfred Thesiger, pp. 29, Arabian Sands (London, 1959). [AK 26/05/2011]