Taradas at Qabab

Lab Note #11
Mar 16, 2014

Image © Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

The sleek tarada provided Wilfred Thesiger the fastest-available transport between villages of the Awhar. He photographed these in Qabab, east of Kut and west of Ali-Al-Garbi. Those lands are now long-dried. Our gratitude to Andrew Michel for helping us create new salt marshes, far to the south, where one day the graceful tarada may dock.

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