Winiwini Larry Gurruwiwi yiḏaki C#/D (HLY-415)


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A slow-player instrument from Larry, so for those who have played yiḏaki made by Larry might be surprised: the open wide aperture slows the instrument down, it has low backpressure, deep, highly resonant sound and thin walls. I purchased this yiḏaki from Larry in August 2022 after the Garma Festival, where he used this stick for “yidaki healing”. This instrument was originally made for personal use, that you can also see on the surface on the instrument as there are a few marks on it. A perfect instrument for those who are looking for a unique instrument for sound-bathing.

Key: C#/D
Length: 171cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 4-4.5cm without wax
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

Weight6 kg
Dimensions171 cm




Area of origin

Birritjimi community, Northeast Arnhem Land


Acrylic paint and fixative on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

Mouthpiece diameter internal

4-4.5cm (without wax)

Mouthpiece diameter external


Distal end diameter internal


Distal end diameter external



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