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Marikuku Wirrpanda yidaki G/G# (HLY-317)

$900

1 in stock

Here is a good opportunity for yiḏaki-nerds: a used ceremonial instrument from Marikuku with great playing characteristics. The chamber is tight at the top and opens up towards the bell (look at the shape of this instrument!), the dups are really easy to hit and sound amazing; the volume is high, the instrument responds well and does whatever the players wishes to hear. It is a heavily used stick, the timber had to cope with a lot and washed through many times. The sound currently is quite dry, that lights up with some water inside.
The instrument is cracked at the bell, that is held together with silver duct tape. This yiḏaki is a great example of didgeridoos favoured by Yolŋu ceremonial players nowadays, so we recommend it for collectors who want to get a hold of a unique instrument.

Key: G/G#
Lenght: 134.5cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8cm
Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping

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

Listen to this yiḏaki here:

1 in stock

Cultural context

Maker: Marikuku Wirrpanda
Clan: Dhuḏi-Djapu
Moiety: Dhuwa
Homeland: Dhurruputjpi

This instrument is used as ceremonial yiḏaki by the maker.

Additional information

Weight2.9 kg
Dimensions134.5 cm
Drone

G

Horn

G#

Area of origin

Miwatj region, Northeast Arnhem Land

Material

Fixative and duct tape on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

Mouthpiece diameter internal

2.8cm

Mouthpiece diameter external

4cm

Distal end diameter internal

7-8.5cm

Distal end diameter external

9.5cm

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