Winiwini Larry Gurruwiwi yiḏaki E/F# (HLY-458) SOLD


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A solid yiḏaki from Larry: the wall is quite thick, the tapered chamber is confined at the top section and opens up in a nice bell; the backpresure is well-balanced, the transition between the drone and toot is easy, the sound is sharp and rich. The simplified artwork depicts Wititj, the ancestral totem of the Gäplu. A great stick, recommended for those, who want to sharpen their playing skills.

Key: E/D#
Length: 157cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.8-3cm

Available from New South Wales, 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.
Place of residency: Yirrkala
Yirrkala is the major Aboriginal community of the the Miwatj region, the North-east part of Arnhem Land. The community was established by the Overseas Methodist Mission in the mid-twentieth century, and became the semi-permanent home of members of about 15 different clan-groups who were residing the region in the pre-colonial history. Today, Yirrkala has over 800 residents, have a school, shop, and the home of the word-renowned Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka art centre.

Additional information

Weight6 kg
Dimensions157 cm




Area of origin

Birritjimi community, Northeast Arnhem Land


Acrylic paint and fixative on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus (Eucalyptus tetrodonta / gaḏayka)

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