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Winiwini ‘Larry’ Gurruwiwi yiḏaki Eb/F# (HLY-380)

$900

1 in stock

A great yiḏaki for both traditional and contemporary players who are looking for an instrument with medium backpressure, open aperture and warm acoustics. The transition between the drone and toot is easy, and due to the wider moth and neck, the instrument is suitable for relaxed playing styles and rhythms. A nice, straight forward stick.

Key: Eb
Length: 151cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8-3cm
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 kg
Dimensions151 cm
Drone

Eb

Horn

F#

Area of origin

Birritjimi community, Northeast Arnhem Land

Material

Acrylic paint on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

Mouthpiece diameter internal

2.8-3cm

Mouthpiece diameter external

4.5cm

Distal end diameter internal

6.7-10cm

Distal end diameter external

11-13cm

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