Order no.: HLM-17
Listen to this mago here:
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: 4.5cm (internal), 7.3 (external)
Description: A very ‘slow-player’ instrument with deep, relaxed sound from Maningrida, North-Central Arnhem Land. The walls are quite thick all the way along the body, that’s why it’s a heavy stick. I had to spend some time to find the sound I was looking for in this instrument, since the play-ability is unbalanced and the backpressure is low. A very slow-moving stick with good bass and overtones after a few minutes of playing.
The painting depicts ceremonial body pendants.
Available from here: London, UK