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Dhapa Ganambarr yiḏaki F#/F# (HLY-434) SOLD

$1400

Out of stock

A unique opportunity for collectors to acquire a superb instrument from Dhapa. If you go through the photos and the attributes below that describe the size of this stick, you might have an idea what you see on the screen: an absolute gun with large bell and volume. The transition between the drone and toot is easy, the backpressure is well-balanced, the sound is rich and surprisingly loud, the instrument plays in F# drone and F# toot that is quite rare. This is a top-quality yiḏaki, recommended for hard-core trad-heads and collectors.

Key: F#
Length: 150cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.1cm
Available from NSW, Australia with worldwide shipping

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

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Cultural context

Maker: Dhapa Ganambarr
Clan: Ŋaymil
Moiety: Dhuwa
Homeland: Rorruwuy
Rorruwuy is a small community about 3 hours drive to the east from Yirrkala and Gove region. The homeland belong to the Ḏatiwuy clan, and it is situated a few hundred meters away from the mangroves, at the edge of the Arnhem Bay. The community has only 5 houses and a small health centre.
Place of residency: Gunyaŋara community
Gunyaŋara – also known as Ski Beach – is a small Indigenous community on the Gove Peninsula, 15 minutes drive from Nhulunbuy township, in the close proximity of the bauxite mine ex-refinery. It lays on Warramiri clan land, and today it gives home to over 150 people. The community was built in the ’70s as part of the mining development. Gunyaŋara is a semi-permanent home of many Yolŋu artists and yiḏaki makers.

Additional information

Weight3.5 kg
Dimensions150 cm
Drone

F#

Horn

F#

Material

Acrylic paint and fixative on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus (Eucalyptus tetrodonta / gaḏayka)

Area of origin

Miwatj region, Northeast Arnhem Land

Mouthpiece diameter internal

3.1cm

Mouthpiece diameter external

4.2cm

Distal end diameter internal

11cm

Distal end diameter external

12.5cm

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