Singkil recounts the epic legend Darangan of the Maranao people of Mindanao, written in the 14th century. It tells of the story of Princess Gandingan who was teased by the diwatas or fairies in the forest who caused the earth to quake felling trees and eroding rocks. Princess Gandingan and her servant, however, nimbly avoids them and comes out unscathed. In some versions she is saved by a swashbuckling prince.
Pearls, 18k yellow gold, 26 inches/66.04 cm