- 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.