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Winiwini Larry Gurruwiwi yiḏaki C#/Eb (HLY-411) SOLD

$1000

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A huge stick with open aperture, large bell, low backpressure and highly resonant sound; I found the transition between the drone and toot easy, however the player needs some experience to be able to hit the ‘dups’. I recommend this instrument for those players who are looking for a ‘slow-burner’ instrument for sound-bath on self and others.

Key: C#/Eb
Length: 172cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 4cm (waxed)
Available from 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
Dimensions172 cm
Drone

C#

Horn

Eb

Area of origin

Birritjimi community, Northeast Arnhem Land

Material

Acrylic paint and fixative on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

Mouthpiece diameter internal

4cm (waxed)

Mouthpiece diameter external

6cm

Distal end diameter internal

10.5-11.5cm

Distal end diameter external

13-14cm

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