old mago (HLM-38) SOLD


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A good opportunity for collectors to get an old mago-style traditional instrument that we obtained from an art collector in 2010, who purchased it from a local maker in Batchelor community sometimes in the late ’80s. Even though it was sitting in a wardrobe for a few decades, the marks on its body suggest it used to be played.
Due to the length of the instrument and the natural internal chamber, the backpressure is quite low. The sound is somewhat dry – that is mainly due to the few decades while it was sitting in a wardrobe. Once it is watered through, the depth of the sound opens up and makes it enjoyable to play.
A great old-style didgeridoo for those, who are practicing the West Arnhem traditional playing styles.

Key: B
Lenght: 153cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.5cm (waxed)
Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping

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

Listen to this mago here:

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SKU: HLM-38 Category: Tags: ,

Cultural context

Maker: unknown
Clan: unknown
Moiety: unknown
Area of origin: Bachelor community, NT

Additional information

Weight2.6 kg
Dimensions152 cm


Area of origin

Batchelor community, NT


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

Mouthpiece diameter internal

3.5cm (waxed)

Mouthpiece diameter external


Distal end diameter internal


Distal end diameter external


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