Buwathay Munyarryun yiḏaki Eb/F# (HLY-470) SOLD


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I do not often have opportunity to offer yiḏaki made by Buwathay, so it is always a special moment for both me and the lucky customer who purchase one. Buwathay is a senior artist, clan leader and ceremonial-boss in the Miwatj region of Northeast Arnhem Land; he does not often makes yiḏaki, but when he does, it always comes with superb artwork and great playing qualities.
This piece has open chamber, medioum backpressure, great acoustics and playing capabilities. I found the mouthpiece a little too wide for my liking, so I applied some wax during the sound recording, the future owner of the instrument might want to consider to do the same.
I highly recommend this yiḏaki for collectors – if you don’t own a Buwathay artwork, make sure you put it on your wishlist.

Key: Eb/F#
Length: 147.5cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.3cm

Available from New South Wales, Australia with worldwide shipping

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

Listen to this yiḏaki here:

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Cultural context

Maker: Buwathay Munyarryun 
Clan: Waŋurri
Moiety: Yirritja
Homeland: Dhälinybuy
Dhälinybuy homeland, situated about an hour drive to the east from the Gove region. The community lays on Wangurri land, have about 10 houses, a school and a health centre, and provide home for several families. Dhälinybuy is the home of many Yolŋu artists and several yiḏaki makers.

Additional information

Weight3.6 kg
Dimensions147.5 cm
Area of origin

Dhälinybuy homeland, Northeast Arnhem Land


Natural pigments on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus





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