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Djalu’ Gurruwiwi yiḏaki D/Eb (HLY-373) SOLD

$1500

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I am extremely honoured to be able to offer this excellent instrument on this website, one of Djalu’s personal instrument that is highly favoured by Old Man. Even though Djalu is famous for his superb, versatile, fast and dynamic instruments, during the recent years he has been more appreciating slower yiḏaki with lower backpressure and more open internal chamber. This instrument is a great example of that.
A long stick with big open bell, medium backpressure and resonant, thunderous sound. If you listen to the sound sample through headphones, you might be able to catch some of the characteristics of the sound –  although I do believe that the real taste of the sound of the didgeridoo gets lost in recordings. Due to the wide aperture, the mouthpiece is quite open, I had to apply some wax to be able to play it comfortably.
I recommend this instrument for those collectors, who want to get the hold of a classic Djalu-stick, but also for those, who are looking for a didgeridoo suitable for sound-healing and meditation.

Key: D
Length: 174cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.2-3.7cm
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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SKU: HLY-373 Categories: , Tags: , ,

Cultural context

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

 

Additional information

Weight8 kg
Dimensions174 cm
Drone

D

Horn

Eb

Area of origin

Yirrkala community, Northeast Arnhem Land

Material

Fixative on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

Mouthpiece diameter internal

3.2-3.7cm

Mouthpiece diameter external

5.2cm

Distal end diameter internal

12.5cm

Distal end diameter external

15.5cm

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