As I am often referring to my lovely Anders as being so "damn hunky" in addition to being funny, clever........etc, etc (it was a gift for Father's Day after all!!), well what more of a fitting gift could Dexter & I have given him then Warriors Armour made from leather!
The leather almost looks as though it is made from slate/mother of pearl, but it is definitely leather, and has shell buckles on it.
It originates from Indonesia and belonged to the Bugis people of Sulawesi. They were a sea faring nation who were actually very fearsome pirates so actually you could say it is Bugisman (pronounced "boogi man") Pirate Armour - how cool and scary is that!
The lovely Bill who has the Dreamy House I wrote about earlier this month, travelled a lot around Indonesia and Asia, and this piece he got a long time ago. He very kindly sold it to me so it could be given to Anders as a gift for Father's Day. Actually, the minute I saw it I knew it would be perfect for Andrew (and would work well in our house), and it just so happened that the first occasion to give a special gift to him for was actually Father's Day!!
Thank you lovely Bill for letting me buy it from you - I really appreciate it as it is just perfect.
Anders says it will be the perfect outfit for the Gorilla vs Shark rematch - oh, I hope there is one as I want to see him wearing it (pervy laugh from me!!!). The match you can see on:
And this drawing was done by Brad Pickard who is a really cool artist and can be found on www.flickr.com/photos/bradpickard/