Monday, August 06, 2007

Allah's Navajo Bolo

My other bolo is if possible even stranger.

A few years back our friend Phillipe, who was born in Lebanon and often visits there, got an original idea: to commission a bolo tie in traditional Navajo style, from another friend of ours, Navajo silversmith Phil Guerro.The one non- Navajo element was to be the name of Allah written in Arabic in turquoise script.

Then, when he took it to Lebanon, a friend, in rather excited tones, informed him that he wasn't going through any Hizbollah roadblocks with Phillipe wearing that tie. Considering that Hizbollah roadblocks are more common in the Lebanese mountains than drunk- driving blockades in New Mexico, Phillipe had second thoughts. He presented it to me on his return.

1 comment:

Chas S. Clifton said...

Isn't bolo tie wearing required in New Mexico? Better cowboy up, Steve.