Winiwini ‘Larry’ Gurruwiwi D/F (HLY-272) SOLD


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Another great stick from Larry for those, who are looking for an easy to handle instrument and good playing characteristics: the wall of the instrument is quite thin (compared to the solid construction of a usual Gälpu yiḏaki from Birritjimi), the internal chamber is tight, and gradually opens up towards the distal end. The mouthpiece is a little small to me, however it could be changed with a file since there is ‘meat’ at the top end. The sound is sharp and rich in higher tones, the transition between the drone and the toot is easy, and the backpressure is medium.
You can see an ‘unusual touch’ on the instrument, as ‘Buku’ written on the top section of the stick, a note that demonstrates this instrument was made for the Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Art Centre.

Listen to this yiḏaki here:

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SKU: HLY-272 Categories: , , Tags: , , ,

Cultural context

Maker: Winiwini ‘Larry’ Gurruwiwi
Clan: Gälpu
Moiety: Dhuwa
Homeland: Ŋaypinya

Additional information

Weight4.4 kg
Dimensions157 cm




Area of origin

Birritjimi, Northeast Arnhem Land


Acrylic paint on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

Mouthpiece diameter internal

2.6 cm

Mouthpiece diameter external

4.2 cm

Distal end diameter internal

6-8.5 cm

Distal end diameter external

9-10.5 cm


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