Yalpi Yunupiŋu yidaki (HLY-180) SOLD


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A great example of a classic bush-yiḏaki made with only hand tools: a machete, a chisel, and sand paper. The result is a 100% organic didgeridoo!
The walls are quite thick, therefore the instrument has some weight; the maker took some wood off at the upper part of the instrument, the bottom section left untouched, looks as it is under the bark. The bell saw a chisel, however as you look inside the instrument you can see the natural bore, that makes this yiḏaki – at least in my eyes – a perfect didgeridoo.
Is is really easy to play, the switch between the drone and the toot is effortless, the sound is rich, and has a good volume. I recommend this excellent stick for those, who are practising the traditional playing styles of Northeast Arnhem Land, and want to get a solid instrument to take anywhere in any conditions.

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Cultural context

Maker: Yalpi Yunupiŋu
Clan: Gumatj
Moiety: Yirritja
Skin name:


Additional information

Weight5 kg
Dimensions135 cm
Area of origin

Birany Birany, Northeast Arnhem Land


Termite hollowed stringybark eucalyptus

Mouthpiece diameter internal

3 cm

Mouthpiece diameter external

5 cm

Distal end diameter internal

7-8 cm

Distal end diameter external

9-11 cm

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