A great looking instrument with a large bell and highly resonant sound. The aperture even at the top-section of the instrument is quite wide, therefore the backpressure is medium and the sound is rich in flat acoustics. The toot and dups are easy to hit. The wall of the instrument is quite thin, therefore this stick is lightweight and easy to handle. I recommend this instrument for both traditional-fans and contemporary players, especially for those who are looking for a ‘resonator’ for self-sound-bathing.
The painting depicts ḏatham, a water lily flower, a Dhuwa moiety plant sung Gälpu – Dhopiya’s husband’s clan – which grows in the water-ways of Arnhem Land. In this design the artist refers to Garrimala, a significant place belonging to the Gälpu clan.
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3cm
Available from NSW Australia with worldwide shipping
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