Biḻma

$150

Available on backorder

The clapsticks are one of the most ancient instruments in the world, used by many different traditions at every corner of our Planet. It plays an important part in the traditional Australian Aboriginal music as a rhythm keeper.

Available on backorder

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Cultural context

The clapsticks are one of the most ancient instruments in the world, used by many different traditions at every corner of our Planet. It plays an important part in the traditional Australian Aboriginal music as a rhythm keeper.

The name of the clapstick in the Yolŋu languages is biḻma. As in many other Aboriginal traditions, the biḻma has a significant ceremonial role in the Yolŋu culture. Its role is not only maintaining the rhythms, but also  carrying the ceremonial law.

Due to the ongoing demand, we keep getting in new pairs of biḻma, so if you would like to purchase traditional clapsticks, please contact us via email.

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