A Datu and His Wives

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.

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6 thoughts on “A Datu and His Wives

  1. Eleven husbands???? I couldn’t deal with one for more than 17 years!!!!! I’m obviously lacking in some major feminine quality! Great post for the day — I think!!! Certainly an interesting one, that’s for sure! What a great and interesting post! Thanks for sharing with us!!

    Sylvia

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  2. Great pictures! It’s fun to see these little slices of the world. I’m a designer, and I once did a home design for an American polygamous family. It was quite the eye opener, as we usually only see the media’s viewpoint…. It was interesting to see adult, professional women choosing the lifestyle. It’s definitely not for me! Visiting from My World.

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