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Ŋutjapuy Marawili yiḏaki E/F# (HLY-386)

$500

1 in stock

I have not had many instruments in stock from Ŋutjapuy before, but I am always excited to find new instruments from him; the characteristics of his yiḏaki are pretty consistent: plain, natural, straightforward sticks with clear sound, easy-to-play instruments with medium backpressure and good transition between drone and toot, simple craftsmanship and artwork. This instrument is another great example of  Ŋutjapuy’s work, I recommend it for both traditional and contemporary players, although, due to its responsive playing characteristic, I highly recommend for those, players, who are practicing the traditional playing styles of Northeast Arnhem Land, and looking for a great yiḏaki on a great price.

Key: E
Length: 145cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3-3.5cm
Available from Sydney, Australia with worldwide shipping

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Cultural context

Name: Ŋutjapuy Marawili
Clan: Madarrpa
Moiety: Yirritja
Homeland: Yilpara
Residency: Yilpara

Yilpara – also called Baniyala – is a small outstation sits on the shores of Blue Mud Bay. The community has about 10 residential houses, a school and clinic. The traditional owners belong to the Madarrpa clan, and govern the community by strong traditional values, following guidelines embedded by the ancient Yolŋu Law.

Additional information

Weight2 kg
Dimensions145 cm
Area of origin

Yilpara homeland, Northeast Arnhem Land

Material

Acrylic paint, natural pigments and fixative on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

Drone

E

Horn

F#

Mouthpiece diameter internal

3-3.5cm

Mouthpiece diameter external

4-4.3cm

Distal end diameter internal

6.2-6.5cm

Distal end diameter external

7.2-8cm

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