Winiwini Larry Gurruwiwi yiḏaki E/F (HLY-459) SOLD


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A simple, but powerful yiḏaki with superb playing capacities and sound: the internal chamber is open and natural all the way through, that creates ideal space for full-bodied acoustics and medium backpressure. The instrument is extremely easy to play, highly resonant, the sound fills up the room around you. I have great pleasure to play instruments with natural bore, the best sticks you can get in my opinion. I offer this instrument on a reduced price to counterbalance the small crack (sealed) along the bell.

Key: E/F
Length: 146cm
Mouthpiece internal diameter: 3.5cm

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

Weight4.2 kg
Dimensions146 cm




Area of origin

Yirrkala community, Northeast Arnhem Land


Fixative on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus (Eucalyptus tetrodonta / gaḏayka)

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