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Winiwini ‘Larry’ Gurruwiwi D/D yiḏaki (HLY-370)

$1100

1 in stock

An excellent yiḏaki from Master Larry with superb acoustics, and slim, but solid body. The instrument is responsive for tongue and lip movements, easy to play, a very versatile stick with powerful sound. The backpressure is well-balanced, the transition from the drone to the toot is effortless – the dups sound amazing,
I recommend this great didgeridoo for those, who wish to practice traditional playing styles from Northeast Arnhem Land.

Key: D
Length: 167cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.7-3cm
Available from Sydney, NSW Australia with worldwide shipping

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

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Cultural context

Maker: Winiwini ‘Larry’ Gurruwiwi
Clan: Gälpu
Moiety: Dhuwa
Homeland: Ŋaypinya
Ŋaypinya is one of the traditional estates of the Gälpu clan, situated on the shores of Caledon Bay in the Gulf of Carpentaria, north of Birany Birany homeland. Even though Ŋaypinya is a significant place for the Gurruwiwi’s, it does not have established infrastructure, only occupied occasionally by the traditional land owners and families.
Residency: Birritjimi community
Birritjimi, also known as Wallaby beach, lays on Rirratjiŋu clan estate, about 10 minutes drive to the north of Nhulunbuy township. The community was originally built for the workers of the nearby mine, today it is occupied by several Yolŋu families since the past decade or so. Birritjimi is well known amongst yiḏaki enthusiasts who were visiting the region, as well as spending time with the Gurruwiwi family, crafting and learning to play the instrument.

Additional information

Weight4.5 kg
Dimensions167 cm
Drone

D

Horn

D

Area of origin

Birritjimi community, Northeast Arnhem Land

Material

Acrylic paint on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

Mouthpiece diameter internal

2.7-3cm

Mouthpiece diameter external

5cm

Distal end diameter internal

5.6-8cm

Distal end diameter external

9-11.2cm

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