- Key : D – F#
- Size: 152,5cm
- Mouthpiece: 3cm
- Bell: 8cm
This is a yiḏaki of museum quality. It is acquired by somebody that was working at the Yirrkala airstrip in 1968 from an unknown Yolŋu person. After intense research by myself with help from the Buku Larrngay staff, I am pretty sure it is made by Narritjin Maymuru. Narritjin had an important role in the Yirrkala Church panels and the Bark petition. This instrument has very fine rarrk and plays like an old school Djalu Gurruwiwi yiḏaki. It is in perfect condition but, because of its age, it’s very dry.
This particular instrument was part of the ‘Power of Wood’ exhibition at the Aboriginal Art Museum Utrecht, in 2015.