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Djalu’ Gurruwiwi yiḏaki D/F (HLY-207) SOLD

$900

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An interesting instrument for didgeridoo collectors, who are hunting for a unique stick from Old Man Djalu’. The instrument is similar to the special didgeridoo type that Djalu referred to as Djoŋgirriny (read his story here). As we understand, instruments like Djoŋgirriny are made and played in Northwest Arnhem Land – on Goulburn Island and the adjacent region on the mainland -, akin to the mago-type didgeridoos: shorter in length, open internal aperture and full-bodied sound capable to promote melodic plying style.
This instrument is alike the description above: open aperture, wide mouthpiece, low backpressure and suits slower playing styles. The transition between the drone and toot requires a little practice, but once the instrument warmed up, the dups are easy to hit. A great, unique catch on a friendly price.

Key: D
Length: 151cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.3-4cm
Available from Sydney, NSW Australia with worldwide shipping

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

Listen to this yiḏaki here:

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Cultural context

Maker: Djalu’ Gurruwiwi
Clan: Gälpu
Moiety: Dhuwa
Homeland: Ŋaypinya
Ŋaypinya is one of the traditional estates of the Gälpu clan, situated on the shores of Caledon Bay in the Gulf of Carpentaria, north of Birany Birany homeland. Even though Ŋaypinya is a significant place for the Gurruwiwi’s, it does not have established infrastructure, only occupied occasionally by the traditional land owners and families.
Residency: Yirrkala
Yirrkala is the major Aboriginal community of the the Miwatj region, the North-east part of Arnhem Land. The community was established by the Overseas Methodist Mission in the mid-twentieth century, and became the semi-permanent home of members of about 15 different clan-groups who were residing the region in the pre-colonial history. Today, Yirrkala has over 800 residents, have a school, shop, and the home of the word-renowned Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka art centre.

Artist: Dhopiya Gurruwiwi
Clan: Gumatj
Moiety: Yirritja
Homeland: Birany Birany
Birany Birany is a small homeland on the eastern side of Northeast Arnhem Land, on the shores of Caledon Bay. The homeland lays on Gumatj clan land, and home of several Yunupiŋu families; the community includes a few houses and a shop.
Residency: Yirrkala
Yirrkala is the major Aboriginal community of the the Miwatj region, the North-east part of Arnhem Land. The community was established by the Overseas Methodist Mission in the mid-twentieth century, and became the semi-permanent home of members of about 15 different clan-groups who were residing the region in the pre-colonial history. Today, Yirrkala has over 800 residents, have a school, shop, and the home of the word-renowned Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka art centre.

Additional information

Weight6 kg
Dimensions151 cm
Drone

D

Horn

F

Area of origin

Yirrkala community, Northeast Arnhem Land

Material

Acrylic paint and fixative on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

Mouthpiece diameter internal

3.3-4cm

Mouthpiece diameter external

6cm

Distal end diameter internal

6-7.3cm

Distal end diameter external

9.2-10.5cm

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