Order no.: HLM-26
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Maker: David Brian
Area of origin: Ankabadbirri outstation, North-Central Arnhem Land
Material: Natural pigments with fixative and wax on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus
Mouthpiece: 4cm (internal), 5.5cm (external), waxed
Bell: 3.7-4.5cm (internal), 5.8cm (external)
Description: A slow-player instrument from Maningrida, North-Central Arnhem Land with deep, relaxed sound, good bass and overtones. Due to the length of it and the open bore all the way through its body, the backpressure is low – therefore we recommend this excellent mago for experienced players who have good control of the instrument. Its unique part is the mouthpiece insert fixed by glue, sealed by natural beeswax, that is a common way to reduce the internal aperture on instruments made in the Central-Arnhem region.
The detailed painting depicts the vines of the yam, one of the staple food sources of the region.
Available from here: Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping