Thesiger's Journeys in Arabia - Bahrain 1950

2004_130_25618_1-O2004_130_25618_1-OJourney dates: April 1950

The photographs in this series were taken by Wilfred Thesiger during a short stopover in Bahrain in the spring of 1950. In this series there are a number of remarkable images of kotias, large double-masted dhows, moored off Bahrain Island. During his travels in the Arabian Peninsula, Thesiger was often captivated by the construction and use of traditional Arabian sailing vessels, and images of dhows appear frequently in his collection.

Locations: Bahrain Island, Persian Gulf

Named Individuals: None

Represented Cultural Groups: None Specific


Wilfred Thesiger, 1950. Personal Letters (Collection of Eton College Library).