Loading...

David Brian mago (HLM-26)

$1050

Out of stock

Listen to this mago here:

 A slow-player instrument from Maningrida, North-Central Arnhem Land with deep, relaxed sound, good bass and overtones. Due to the length of it and the open bore all the way through its body, the backpressure is low – therefore we recommend this excellent mago for experienced players who have good control of the instrument. Its unique part is the mouthpiece insert fixed by glue, sealed by natural beeswax, that is a common way to reduce the internal aperture on instruments made in the Central-Arnhem region.

The detailed painting depicts the vines of the yam, one of the staple food sources of the region.

Out of stock

SKU: HLM-26 Categories: , ,

Cultural context

Maker:
Clan:
Moiety:
Skin name:
Homeland:

Additional information

Weight4 kg
Dimensions155 cm
Area of origin

Ankabadbirri outstation, North-Central Arnhem Land

Material

Natural pigments with fixative and wax on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

Mouthpiece diameter internal

4cm

Mouthpiece diameter external

5.5cm, waxed

Distal end diameter internal

3.7-4.5cm

Distal end diameter external

5.8cm

Go to Top