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Dhapa Ganambarr yiḏaki F#/G# (HLY-393)

$950

1 in stock

Another ‘top gun’ from Dhapa: wide and natural internal aperture all the way along the body, tapered bell, open and crisp sound with excellent acoustics, medium and well balanced backpressure, easy-to-play drone and easy-to-hit dups, and finally, superb craftsmanship. If you know Dhapa’s work, you may have a good idea what it feels like to play this stick; if you don’t know what kind of instruments he creates, have a good look and listen.

Key: F#
Length: 130cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.5cm
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

Weight2.8 kg
Dimensions130 cm
Drone

F#

Horn

G#

Material

Natural pigments on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

Area of origin

Miwatj region, Northeast Arnhem Land

Mouthpiece diameter internal

3.5cm

Mouthpiece diameter external

4.2cm

Distal end diameter internal

7.5-7.8cm

Distal end diameter external

8.7-10.3cm

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