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Guyanya Mikey Gurruwiwi yiḏaki F/Ab (HLY-409) SOLD

$750

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A great yiḏaki for trad-heads from a young master-maker and ceremonial player. The wall of the instrument is thick and solid, the backpressure is well-balanced and serves the player well; the transition between the drone and toot is easy, the sound is full of harmonics. A great catch, do not miss out.

Key: F/Ab
Length: 132.5cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.5-2.7cm
Available from NSW Australia with worldwide shipping

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

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Cultural context

Maker: Guyanya Mikey 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.
Place of 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

Weight2.5 kg
Dimensions132.5 cm
Drone

F

Horn

Ab

Area of origin

Gunyaŋara community, Northeast Arnhem Land

Material

Acrylic paint on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

Mouthpiece diameter internal

2.5-2.7cm

Mouthpiece diameter external

4.5-5cm

Distal end diameter internal

6.8-7.5cm

Distal end diameter external

9-11.2cm

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