Djalu’ Gurruwiwi yidaki (HLY-265) SOLD


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What you can see on the photos is a BIG yiḏaki with a BIG sound – just have a look on the sizes below, grab a tape measure and imagine: long (183cm!) stick with a massive bell (16cm) and open chamber all the way through. The backpressure is medium to low, that almost forces the player to slow the rhythm down to enjoy the resonant drone that literally gets under your skin; the transition to the toot is easy, however I struggled a little due to the size of the mouthpiece – perhaps this instrument requires a little wax to make is easier to play. This yiḏaki is a #1 collector’s item, I recommend it for those who are immersed in sound-healing and meditation.

Listen to this yiḏaki here:

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SKU: HLY-265 Categories: , , Tags: ,

Cultural context

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

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

The painting depicts the skin of djaykuŋ, or the freshwater file snake, that is a significant Gälpu clan totem.

Additional information

Weight8 kg
Dimensions183 cm




Area of origin

Birritjimi, Northeast Arnhem Land


Acrylic paint on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus (gaḏayka)

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