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Djalu’ Gurruwiwi yidaki (HLY-266)

$1100

1 in stock

A great yiḏaki with elegant shape and open bell. The internal chamber is quite confined along the top section of the instrument, that give the sound a ‘dirty’ feel – that I like very much. The backpressure is medium to high, the transition between the toot and drone is easy. Even though the instrument is capable of faster rhythms, the slower, flowing tempo feels more natural on this stick.

Listen to this yiḏaki here:

1 in stock

Cultural context

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

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

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

Additional information

Weight6 kg
Dimensions155 cm
Drone

E

Horn

F#

Area of origin

Birritjimi, Northeast Arnhem Land

Material

Acrylic paint on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

Mouthpiece diameter internal

3-3.2cm

Mouthpiece diameter external

4-4.5cm

Distal end diameter internal

8-10cm

Distal end diameter external

10.5-12.5cm

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