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didgeridoo

Australian Didgeridoo

didgeridoo

Australian Didgeridoo, c. 1960, wood and paint, 42 inches high, Donald and Beverly McGavin, 2009.1.1.

A wood-wind instrument decorated with a dot pattern in white, brown, yellow, and maroon on a stained wood surface. The didgeridoo, properly known by numerous regional names, was developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia around 1,500 years ago and is still in widespread use today both in Australia and around the world.