This Djalu yidaki is another one of my personal favourites. It was cut at rainbow cliff back in 2001, an area that was often visited by Djalu and his family. It is made from gadayka (eucalpytus tetrodonta). This instrument plays effortlessly, with superb balance between drone and horn tone. The acoustics are bass rich and warm, with excellent definition and depth. It is a well made instrument that has beautiful Galpu clan artwork to match, painted by Djalu's daughter Raliny. The artwork depicts dhatam, the waterlilly, and designs that represent Wititj, the ancestral rainbow serpent.

 

DG0003 Yidaki by Djalu Gurruwiwi. SOLD