How is a Didgeridoo or Didjeridu made?

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How is a Didgeridoo or Didjeridu made?

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Every didgeridoo (didjeridu) is sourced from no less than five different areas throughout Queensland and the Northern Territory. Under contract, Aboriginal teams source and cut Wooly Butt and Yellow Box trees that have had the heart wood eaten out by termites. This is the original material from which the didgeridoo is made. These blanks are then sized, treated, sealed and have each end slightly honed out ready for shipping. The blanks are then taken to the warehouse where they are prepared for painting. After being painted it is then signed by the artist and the final artwork is sealed with a special sealant. Each Aboriginal Art didgeridoo (didjeridu) is then tagged and a natural bee’s wax mouthpiece is fitted in readiness for the customer.

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