Aboriginal Art Collection ➔ Didgeridoo (Didjeridu or Didge)

Artwork

Identifier:
2002.101.1
Artist:
Artist Unknown
Medium:
Eucalyptus Wood and Beeswax
Date:
circa 2000
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 53.0 in Width: 3.5 in Depth: 3.25 in
Description:
Long hollowed-out tube with decorative red and yellow lines and white dots on the sides.
Historical Context:
The didgeridoo is a wind instrument developed by indigenous people of northern Australia at least 1,500 years ago. The instrument is traditionally made from Eucalyptus trees that have died from natural causes and are decorated with Dreamtime designs. Men of the eastern Kimberley region and Arnhem Land traditionally have played the didgeridoo. Contemporary Australian aboriginal music is predominantly of the country music genre and many aboriginal musicians have branched into rock and roll, hip hop and reggae.
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms
Contemporary
beeswax
eucalyptus
Library of Congress Subjects
Didjeridu
Arts, Aboriginal Australian
Current Location:
GVSU -> GVSU Storage