MT-Yidaki Shop

Yiḏaki and mago are the original didgeridoo’s played by aboriginal people in the northern part of the Northern Territory, mainly in Arnhemland. These very diverse groups of people have these instruments in their culture since many generations.

Michiel's aim is to bring you high quality yiḏaki and mago of the highest cultural integrity. All the instruments are hand selected and made by traditional people on traditional land.

Since 2011 Michiel decided to re-invest a part of his annual proceedings as a didgeridoo player/teacher back in to Arnhem land culture. Which led to a shop full of instruments selected for their playability.

If you are looking for something particular feel free to drop a line and he will do his best to source it for you!

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MT-Yidaki Shop

1968 Narritjin Maymuru yiḏaki

1968 Narritjin Maymuru yiḏaki

  • Key : D – F
  • Size: 142cm
  • Mouthpiece: 3cm
  • Bell: 6cm

This is an instrument of museum quality. It is acquired by a person that was working at the Yirrkala airstrip in 1968 from an unknown Yolngu person. After intense research by myself with help from the Buku Larrŋay staff, I am pretty sure it is made by Narritjin Maymuru. Who, at that time was running a small shop on the beach and started the foundation of what now is the price winning and international acclaimed Yirrkala Art Centre. Interesting is the painting of the fish that intertwine with the water lily leaves, in a M. C. Escher style.
It is in uncracked condition and still plays very well. Although it is very dry and some water or oil would really make it come alive. The sound reminds of the old Wandjuk Marika at Ports Moresby recordings.

This particular instrument was part of the ‘Power of Wood’ exhibition at the Aboriginal Art Museum Utrecht, in 2015.