David Brian mago (HLM-32) SOLD


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A unique catch for collectors: and ‘old-style instrument with a mouthpiece insert, sealed with sugarbag: an amazing artwork straight from the bush. The instrument has open chamber and plenty of internal space, the sound is resonant, warm, rich in acoustics and the backpressure is medium to low. I recommend this great mako for traditional players.

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Cultural context

Maker: David Brian
Clan: Balngarra
Moiety: Duwa
Homeland: Ankabadbirri

The painting depicts a particular type of yam in bloom, that is a staple food source during the dry season across Arnhem Land.

Additional information

Weight2.6 kg
Dimensions145 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

3-3.5cm – waxed

Mouthpiece diameter external


Distal end diameter internal


Distal end diameter external


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