Datjirri 1 Wunuŋmurra and Malakuny Mununŋurr A - F
Look! Now we have something unique here!
A yiḏaki in A with the toot in F. The instrument was made in the mid-1990s. The painting is in ocher.
In terms of tone and playing characteristics, this yiḏaki is very similar to a Ḻambiḻbil as we know them from the Numbulwar region. But within Yolŋu manykay, these types of instruments are also used.
The instrument comes from the private collection of a good friend.
Who bought it from a private collector living Nhullunbuy.
This is what the original collector wrote about it:
"This yidaki was created by Malakuny Mununŋurr and Datjirri #1 Wunuŋmurra. It was painted by Djukiny Wunuŋmurra and Mananu Mununŋurr. The artwork is relevant to the Dhalwaŋu clan estate of Gangan. It has proportions that are rare. The boring is natural, another factor that contributes to the rarity of the physical playing characteristics of this instrument. The playing qualities are good, with excellent playing volume. These characteristics are appreciated by collectors and musicians alike."
Shape, dimensions, pitch, sound quality, condition, painting, date of collection and the people to whom the instrument is attributed. All this makes it an instrument that will be prized by collectors. But certainly also by advanced didgeridoo/yiḏaki players!