Marikuku Wirrpanda yiḏaki Eb/F# (HLY-464) SOLD


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A beautifully crafted instrument with slim tapered body, an excellent example of Marikuku’s skills and attention to detail. The backpressure is medium, well balanced and allows the player to speed up or slow down, easily switch between the drone and toot and play effortless. The sound is straight, crisp and rich in harmonics. I recommend this instrument for serious yiḏaki enthusiasts.

Key: Eb
Length: 139ḻ.5cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm

Available from New South Wales, Australia with worldwide shipping.

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

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Cultural context

Maker: Marikuku Wirrpanda
Clan: Dhuḏi-Djapu
Moiety: Dhuwa
Homeland: Dhurruputjpi
Place of residency: Birany Birany
Birany Birany is a small homeland on the eastern side of Northeast Arnhem Land, on the shores of Caledon Bay. The homeland lays on Gumatj clan land, and home of several Yunupiŋu families and their close kin; the community includes a few houses and a shop.

The painting and on the instrument depicts dharraŋgi, a freshwater palm that grows in the water-ways in the area adjacent to Blue Mud Bay. This plant described by Marikuku as “his dreaming”, and plays a significant role in the spiritual life of his clan. More information is available in the artwork certificate for the buyer.

Additional information

Weight2.4 kg
Dimensions139.5 cm




Area of origin

Birany Birany homeland, Northeast Arnhem Land


Natural pigments and fixative on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus (Eucalyptus tetrodonta / gaḏayka)

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