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Ŋoŋu Ganambarr yiḏaki E/F# (HLY-374)

$1100

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Another high-quality instrument delivered by master Ŋoŋu: clear sound rich in acoustics, responsive and easy to play stick with medium, well-balanced backpressure. I recommend this excellent yiḏaki for those who appreciate the traditional playing styles of the East Arnhem region.

Key: E
Length: 142.5cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm
Available from Sydney, Australia with worldwide shipping

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

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Cultural context

Maker: Ŋoŋu Ganambarr
Clan: Daṯiwuy
Moiety: Dhuwa
Homeland: Rorruwuy
Rorruwuy is a small community, about 3 hours drive to the East from Yirrkala and Gove region. The homeland belong to the Ḏatiwuy clan. The establishments situated a few hundred meters away from the mangroves, at the edge of the Arnhem Bay. The community has only 5 houses and a small health centre.
Place of residency: Yirrkala and Dhälinybuy
Yirrkala is the major Aboriginal community of the the Miwatj region, the North-east part of Arnhem Land. The community was established by the Overseas Methodist Mission in the mid-twentieth century, and became the semi-permanent home of members of about 15 different clan-groups who were residing the region in the pre-colonial history. Today, Yirrkala has over 800 residents, have a school, shop, and the home of the word-renowned Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka art centre.
Dhälinybuy is a bigger homeland, situated about an hour drive to the east from the Gove region. The community lays on Wangurri land, have about 10 houses, a school and a health centre, and provide home for several families. Dhälinybuy is the home of many Yolŋu artists and several yiḏaki makers.

The painting depicts a traditional design (miny’tji) of the Daṯiwuy clan, connected to the river systems of Arnhem bay.

Additional information

Weight4.3 kg
Dimensions142.5 cm
Area of origin

Dhälinybuy homeland, Northeast Arnhem Land

Material

Natural pigments on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus (gaḏayka)

Drone

E

Horn

F#

Mouthpiece diameter internal

3cm

Mouthpiece diameter external

4.3cm

Distal end diameter internal

6.1-7.1cm

Distal end diameter external

8.3-9.5cm

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