These didgeridoos are beautiful instruments, started by the Termites (white ants) who make their nest in the Eucalyptus trees – either Stringybark or Woollybutt. When they have done their job of hollowing the centre of the tree it is cut down (it would have been down very soon anyway!) the mud is then cleaned out leaving the chamber with varying thickness of runs – this makes every didge a unique instrument.
There are many spellings for Didgeridoo, Didjeridu, Didjeridoo, Didgeridu, etc. The origins of this word are uncertain – some think it may have been a made up by someone from the sound the instrument makes.
The didge originated in Arnhemland and the Djang, Ceremony place, is at a place called Minjilang on Croker Island. The Freshwater, Kunwinjku, people call it Muhggool and the Saltwater, Mallark, people call it Yidaki. These are the only people who can speak for the didge as they have the Dreaming and Ceremony for it.
There are many made up stories and misconceptions about the didge, in particular about women playing and some other uses of the didge. There is no problem with women playing the didge and usually people who say this have no right to speak for the didge as it is not in their Ceremony.
Once it is cleaned inside and sanded back to make the beautiful shapes they are sealed inside and out to guarantee many years of your playing enjoyment. The didges are painted by many different artists giving you a beautiful artwork as well as a fine musical instrument.
Playing instructions and stories for the artists and the art are provided with every didge.
The didgeridoos on these pages are representative of our general stock. If you would like to see more or for ordering information please contact us.