Name: Gawaratj #2 Munuŋgurr
Clan: Mararrpa
Moiety: Yirritja
Homeland: Waṉḏawuy
Residency: Yilpara

“The artist resides at Yilpara, one of the main centres for the Saltwater Collection project and was taught by elders from this place how to represent his own country. In 2010 he developed an innovative form influenced from Gunybi Ganambarr’s earlier novel forms. It uses the basic hollow log Ḻarrakitj form to create a sculptural work. Gawaratj dedicates most of his time to looking fter his clans estate country and is a senior Yirralka ranger.” Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Art Centre

 

  • A nice natural, slim yiḏaki from Yilpara outstation in the Blue Mud Bay. The sound is clear and rich in acoustics, the backpressure is in the medium-range and makes this excellent instrument an easy-player. The transition between the drone and toot is effortless. The photos might not reflect the actual size of this instrument, its body is slim, long and lightweight. The mouthpiece is quite small (shaped with a knife) and can be opened up further if the future owner wishes so. Due to its shape, sound and playing characteristics, this is a classic old-style yiḏaki, therefore I recommend it to serious collectors.

    Key: D# Length: 144cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.5cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping Listen to this yiḏaki here:
     
  • A natural yiḏaki with open internal chamber, clear sound, medium backpressure and easy transition between the drone and toot. I recommend this instrument for followers of both contemporary and traditional playing styles, either beginners or advanced players.

    Key: D# Length: 139cm Mouthpiece internal diameter: 2.7-3cm Available from Yirrkala, NT Australia with worldwide shipping Listen to this yiḏaki here:
     

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