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Lena Yarinkura mago (HLM-37)

$750

1 in stock

A pretty instrument with slim body, medium to high backpressure and lots of high tones in the sound. The internal chamber is quite thin all the way through, that gives an interesting feel to this mago: if you push the air in with the support of your lower stomach, you can hear crisp, higher tones. This stick sings in C#. I recommend this excellent mako for traditional players.

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1 in stock

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Cultural context

Maker: Lena Yarinkura
Clan: Bununggu
Moiety: Yirridjdja
Homeland: Ankabadbirri

The painting depicts the leaves and vines of a particular type of yam, that is a staple food source during the dry season across Arnhem Land.

Additional information

Weight2 kg
Dimensions128.5 cm
Key

C#

Area of origin

Ankabadbirri outstation, North-Central Arnhem Land

Material

Natural pigments with fixative and sugarbag wax on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

Mouthpiece diameter internal

3-3.5cm

Mouthpiece diameter external

5-5.5cm

Distal end diameter internal

4cm

Distal end diameter external

6.5cm

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