Dhapa Ganambarr yiḏaki E/G (HLY-392) SOLD


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A top-player yiḏaki, highly recommended for those, who are keen to sharpen their tongue movements and better understand the Northeast Arnhem Land playing styles. The instrument is super-responsive to tongue movements and pressure changes through the diaphragm, the backpressure is quite high but very well balanced; the drone plays easy, the dups are easy to hit, and due to the convenient mouthpiece and pressure, the transition between the two is effortless. A perfect fit for yiḏaki nerds.

Key: E
Length: 137.5cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm
Available from Sydney, 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

Weight3.1 kg
Dimensions137.5 cm





Natural pigments on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

Area of origin

Miwatj region, Northeast Arnhem Land

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