Djul’djul Gurruwiwi yiḏaki Eb/G (HLY-424)


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Djul’djul is a senior artist, the wife of the legendary yiḏaki maker B.Wunuŋmurra who passed a few years ago. Djul’djul was heavily involved in the yiḏaki business, painting the instruments made by her late husband, so probably many of you are familiar with her work.
I do not have information on who made the instrument, usually Djul’djul’s grandsons are involved in the process. The instrument has medium backpressure, it is responsive and easy to play. The too is easy to hit, the wall is solid therefore the sound is straight-forward. I recommend this excellent yiḏaki for traditional fans.

Key: Eb
Length: 135cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm
Available from NSW Australia with worldwide shipping

For details and specifications see the ‘Additional information‘ tab below.

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Cultural context

Maker: unknown
Artist: Djul’djul Gurruwiwi
Clan: Gälpu
Moiety: Dhuwa
Homeland: Ŋaypinya
Ŋaypinya is one of the traditional estates of the Gälpu clan, situated on the shores of Caledon Bay in the Gulf of Carpentaria, north of Birany Birany homeland. Even though Ŋaypinya is a significant place for the Gurruwiwi’s, it does not have established infrastructure, only occupied occasionally by the traditional land owners and families.
Residency: Gunyaŋara community
Gunyaŋara – also known as Ski Beach – is a small Indigenous community on the Gove Peninsula, 15 minutes drive from Nhulunbuy township, in the close proximity of the bauxite mine ex-refinery. It lays on Warramiri clan land, and today it gives home to over 150 people. The community was built in the ’70s as part of the mining development. Gunyaŋara is a semi-permanent home of many Yolŋu artists and yiḏaki makers.

Additional information

Weight3.2 kg
Dimensions135 cm




Area of origin

Miwatj region, Northeast Arnhem Land


Natural pigments and fixative on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

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