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Djalu’ Gurruwiwi yidaki (HLY-255) SOLD

$2000

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Unfortunately the photos do not capture the real size of this instrument, to get a sense of it have a look at the dimensions: it is a super-long instrument (189.5cm!) with a big bell and impressive volume. An easy to play yiḏaki (that is even more impressive due to its unusual size), the drone loud, warm and has rich acoustics, the backpressure is medium and the toot is easy to hit and sounds great. The key of the drone depends on the player, my tuner shows low D, although if you play it soft, it moves down to C#. The internal aperture is open and well worked out.

An amazing stick, recommended for collectors or for those who are looking for a massive stick for sound-therapy.

Listen to this yiḏaki here:

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SKU: HLY-255-1 Categories: , , Tags: ,

Cultural context

Maker: Djalu’ Gurruwiwi
Clan: Gälpu
Moiety: Dhuwa
Homeland: Ŋaypinya

Maker: Dhopiya Yunupiŋu
Clan: Gumatj
Moiety: Yirritja
Homeland: BiranyBirany

Additional information

Weight5 kg
Dimensions189.5 cm
Drone

D

Horn

D

Area of origin

Birritjimi, Northeast Arnhem Land

Material

Acrylic paint on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

Mouthpiece diameter internal

2.8-3.1cm

Mouthpiece diameter external

4.5cm

Distal end diameter internal

9.5-11.5cm

Distal end diameter external

11.5-13.5cm

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