Enjoy a genuine didgeridoo a little more when you don’t over pay. We’ve been selling these teak didgeridoos for twenty years and have made hundreds of people happy with them in that time. They all come hand painted and they look & sound great. Please keep in mind that the photos you see are samples and we probably no longer have the exact ones shown. So if there’s one you like we encourage to contact us to help you find a design to your liking. We have lots of them so we’re sure we can locate you a good one! Our didgeridoos are 4 feet long and the shipping weight is about 8 pounds.
The didgeridoo (also known as a didjeridu) is a wind instrument developed by indigenous Australians of northern Australia around 1,500 years ago and still in widespread use today both in Australia and around the world. It is sometimes described as a natural wooden trumpet or “drone pipe”. Musicologists classify it as a brass aerophone. There are no reliable sources stating the didgeridoo’s exact age. Archaeological studies of rock art in Northern Australia suggest that the people of the Kakadu region of the Northern Territory have been using the didgeridoo for less than 1,000 years, based on the dating of paintings on cave walls and shelters from this period. A clear rock painting in Ginga Wardelirrhmeng, on the northern edge of the Arnhem Land plateau, from the freshwater period shows a didgeridoo player and two songmen participating in an Ubarr Ceremony.
A modern didgeridoo is usually cylindrical or conical, and can measure anywhere from 1 to 3 m (3 to 10 ft) long. Most are around 1.2 m (4 ft) long. Generally, the longer the instrument, the lower the pitch or key of the instrument. However, flared instruments play a higher pitch than unflared instruments of the same length.
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