Djalu’ Gurruwiwi yidaki (HLY-269) SOLD


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This great yiḏaki is a collaboration of two great artists from the Miwatj region, facilitated by the Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Art Centre: Djalu supplied the instrument, Bulthirirri painted the design. Due to the confined chamber along the upper section, the backpressure is quite high; the sound has a somewhat ‘rustic’ feel to it, that is amplified in the massive bell at the distal end. The mouthpiece is comfortable, and makes it very comfortable to play this stick. The transition between the drone and the dups is easy, and sound great! A #1 collectors item!

Listen to this yiḏaki here:

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Cultural context

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

Maker: Bulthirirri Wunuŋmurra
Clan: Dhaḻwaŋu
Moiety: Yirritja
Homeland: Gurrumuru

This amazing instrument is painted with Dhaḻwaŋu miny’tji (clan design) by Bulthirirri, who is an emerging artist in the Miwatj region. Stunning artwork on an impressive stick!

Additional information

Weight8 kg
Dimensions157 cm




Area of origin

Birritjimi community and Gurrumuru homeland, Northeast Arnhem Land


Natural pigments on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

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