- Key : E
- Size: 126cm
- Mouthpiece: 3,5cm
- Bell: 4,5cm
An unassuming instrument most likely from the Maningrida area. It was collected somewhere around the 1970’s. The dotted style of painting is about the creation story of the Wagilak sisters and the Rainbow serpent. Traditionally mago are classified as coming from an overtone absent area. But as with all cultures things are not static and in the Northern parts of Arnhemland things tend to blend and some early field recordings from that area do have songs where the first trumpet is used quit a lot.
This particular instrument is a nice example of an old school mago and it has a rustic feel and appearance.
This particular instrument was part of the ‘Power of Wood’ exhibition at the Aboriginal Art Museum Utrecht, in 2015.