LA Outback has just received a beautiful collection of yidaki and vintage didgeridoos the other day. The instruments are now photographed with individual video demos by expert player Andjru Werderitsch. All these incredible Australian instruments have been acquired from a personal collection of a longtime didgeridoo customer, who built a beautiful quiver of outstanding sticks over the years. Like many collectors he simple needed to scale back his collection and is hoping they all eventually find great new homes.
If you’ve been in the market for a Djalu, mago, yirdaki from Arnhem Land or other other fine vintage didgeridoos now would be a great time to stop by our site and have a look before they are gone. Here are a few examples of the new beauties.
“Yallawonga Deep” by Billy Yallawonga – Billy is from the Manyallaluk aboriginal community near Katherine in Australia’s western Arnhem Land region. Years ago we were able to find instruments by Billy on a regular basis. But today, with Billy in his 70s he no longer makes or paints didgeridoos. This is only the second mago by Billy that we’re had on offer in more than 6 years. Not only that, but this one is unusually big and super deep in pitch. Very rare indeed.
Djalu’s Quest by Djalu Gurruwiwi – This top quality, age-seasoned yidaki by Djalu (circa 2004) was just acquired from a private collection. WHAT A SOUND! This is the type of instrument that helped make Djalu the most famous and admired crafter of yidaki. It has been well cared for and is in very fine condition with hardly a mark on it.
“Shadow Spirit” by Eddie Blitner – Eddie is a senior law man for the Marra-Alawa people who reside in Naiyarindji country in the community of Ngukurr on the Roper Eddie Blitner didgeridooRiver in the Northern Territory, Australia. Eddie (pictured at right) has been creating art and didgeridoos for many years, having won several awards and exhibiting in major galleries across Australia. He paints the Mimi Spirit figures of his people in evocative compositions filled with intricate crosshatch work, well known from the Northern Territory.
Be sure to visit LA Outback for all your didgeridoo needs.