Azair: Brickmakers

Date: 1951-58

Wilfred Thesiger (d. 2003) photographed a kiln for the making of bricks, located on the banks of the Tigris river near to Azair. He relates that the village contained a series of these structures dotted along the banks of the river. The bricks were sent to the suburbs of Basra for constructing bungalows. See also: Potter; Carpenter; Reed House Builder; Stucco Worker.

Citation: Wilfred Thesiger, The Marsh Arabs (London: The Folio Society, 2004. First edition: London: Longman, 1964), p. 132 and illustrated between pp. 142, 143 (image: 13583.1).