Gurrukmuŋu Gurruwiwi yiḏaki G/A (HLY-457)


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A great little, highly-charged yiḏaki with superb playing qualities. The backpressure is high but well-balanced, therefore it allows the player to play fast while getting down in the ‘rabbit hole’ with tongue movements and and double breathing. The sound has lots of bass and lacks the higher tones. As you can see on the photos, the maker finished off the surface with a machette, a classic solid bush yiḏaki. Recommended for traditional players, fans and collectors.

Key: G/A
Length: 120cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm

Available from New South Wales, Australia with worldwide shipping.

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

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Cultural context

Maker: Gurrukmuŋu 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.


Additional information

Weight3 kg
Dimensions120 cm




Area of origin

Gunyaŋara community, Northeast Arnhem Land


Acrylic paint and fixative on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus (Eucalyptus tetrodonta / gaḏayka)

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