Winiwini ‘Larry’ Gurruwiwi yidaki (HLY-203) SOLD


Out of stock

It is unusual to find a yiḏaki that is made in Birritjimi – at Djalu’s workshop – with thin walls and highly resonant body; sticks made by either Larry or Djalu have thick, solid walls and powerful, ‘boomy’ sound. This instrument is different – and that is why I wanted to have it in the stock!
The narrow neck opens up to an open aperture, the backpressure is medium to low that makes me to feel that this is a slow-player instrument – even though I find it easy to speed up the rhythm. What I enjoy in this yiḏaki is the warm, resonant sound that flows the sound, and drifts you away. Contemporary players would find much joy in this excellent instrument as well as trad-fans.

Listen to this yiḏaki here:

Out of stock

Cultural context

Maker: Winiwini ‘Larry’ Gurruwiwi
Clan: Gälpu
Moiety: Dhuwa
Homeland: Ŋaypinya

Additional information

Weight3 kg
Dimensions141.5 cm




Area of origin

Birritjimi, Northeast Arnhem Land


Acrilic paint and fixative on termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

Mouthpiece diameter internal

2.7 cm

Mouthpiece diameter external

4 cm

Distal end diameter internal

7-8 cm

Distal end diameter external

9-9.5 cm

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