David Brian mago (HLM-15) SOLD


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A great instrument from the Maningrida region from one of the busiest makers in the area; David Brian learnt his skills from his father, the renowned artist and didgeridoo master maker Bob Burruwal. David makes instrument for both ceremonial purposes and for sale – if you would like to see a few more examples of his work see the ‘sold didgeridoos’ menu, it is worth to check it out for visual pleasure!
This particular instrument has a soft sound, that is – after about 5-10 minutes playing – reaches its real potential. The backpressure is quite low, therefore the player needs to learn to control the air-intake to get the best out of this great stick. I recommend this mago for those, who want to practice the traditional playing styles of West Arnhem Land, and prefer to do it alone, in a relaxed state.

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Cultural context

Maker: David Brian
Clan: Dhaḻwaŋu
Moiety: Duwa

Additional information

Weight2 kg
Dimensions137 cm
Area of origin

Ankabadbirri outstation, North-Central Arnhem Land


Natural pigments with fixative and sugarbag wax on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

Mouthpiece diameter internal

4 cm

Mouthpiece diameter external

5 cm, waxed

Distal end diameter internal

5.6 cm

Distal end diameter external

7 cm

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