Balku Wunuŋmurra yiḏaki F/G (HLY-276) SOLD


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A great instrument from Balku: easy-to-play drone and toot, medium backpressure, clear and crisp sound with great acoustics; the chamber is open all the way through the body, therefore the sound is straight forward. The only unusual feature of this yiḏaki is the thick wall – usually Balku creates lighter, slim instruments. A good catch for both traditional and contemporary players.

Key: F
Length: 128.5cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.7-3cm
Available from Sydney, Australia with worldwide shipping

For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below.

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Cultural context

Maker: Balku Wunuŋmurra
Clan: Dhaḻwaŋu
Moiety: Yirritja
Homeland: Gurrumuru
Gurrumuru is a well-established homeland, about 2 hours drive from Yirrkala. The homeland lays on Dhaḻwaŋu clan land, and it is one of the major base for the Wunuŋmurra family. The community has about 6-7 residential houses and a clinic, and it is home for several famous Yolŋu artists.

The artwork on this yiḏaki depicts a type of cloud formations occur during the build-up season (October to January) in Northeast Arnhem Land, sung by several Yirritja moiety clans.

Additional information

Weight6 kg
Dimensions128.5 cm
Area of origin

Gurrumuru homeland, Northeast Arnhem Land






Natural pigments on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus (gaḏayka)

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