Credits: JSprague TW Kits (template 01 and papers)
Have you ever wondered how it is to be one of 11 wives? Not me, until I met a datu with… yes! 11 wives. Datu Udos Angkoy, a distinguished looking man dressed in ordinary clothes except for the headdress he donned (and later on a royal blue vest), graciously received us in a modest guesthouse atop a hill overlooking the picturesque lake.
With the best view in town, the humble guesthouse actually sits on five-star land. The three out of the eleven wives, one after the other, changed into their vibrant outfits as well and reappeared dressed in long-sleeved, tight fitting intricately embroidered blouses, elaborate brass belts wrapped around their waists, chiming with their every move. One wore chunky brass anklets – perhaps more than 10 stacked up to her shin – on both legs. Can you imagine walking with those? Teehee!
And the multiple dangling earrings… a new vogue in the offing, you think? They live in a sizeable compound that seems to paint a happy picture so I reckon that it is in their best interest to live harmoniously. Hmmm… I wonder.