Djul’djul Gurruwiwi yiḏaki F#/G# (HLY-394) SOLD


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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.
As Djul’djul mentioned, this particular instrument was made by one of her young grandsons, and she completed it with this simple but great looking artwork. The instrument has quite confined chamber along the top-section, therefore the backpressure is high but well balanced; the instrument plays fast, responsive to tongue and lip movements, and has a great transition between the drone and toot. The instrument has solid walls, but due to its short length, it is lightweight. I recommend this excellent yiḏaki for traditional fans.

Key: F#
Length: 124.5cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.5-3cm
Available from Sydney, 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

Weight2.9 kg
Dimensions124.5 cm




Area of origin

Miwatj region, Northeast Arnhem Land


Natural pigments and fixative on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

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