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Vintage Aboriginal Yidaki





VINTAGE DJALU YIDAKI

Vintage Djalu Gurruwiwi

VINTAGE DJALU YIDAKI

Vintage Djalu Gurruwiwi

VINTAGE DIDGERIDOO

Vintage 1970's Cape York






Outstanding vintage yidakis and didgeridoos are often hard to find because a good instrument would have been well used in ceremony and for the Aboriginal communities. Such instruments would often deteriorate through repeated use and by virtue of the fact that an Aborigine habitually primes the didgeridoo with water in order to get the best sound from the instrument. The wet and dry cycles tend to lead to cracks formating. An Aboriginal repair would include the rubbing of sugarbag in to the cracks and, or wrapping insulation tape around the yidaki or mago. Sometimes the whole didgeridoo would be encased in tape until eventually the instrument was discarded and replaced with another.

An old instrument is full of character and rich story, each specimen offered here is special in its own way and some of the rarities we have sold are museum quality pieces.





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