I wrote this article on Clarion's Wicked Sticks Gallery before going to Australia, and before meeting the maker Djalu Gurruwiwi associated with them.
Let's just say that the jury is out as to how I feel about Fred Tietjen's honesty and integrity. I just can't say anything other than Wicked Sticks Gallery conducts business as usual. Its up to you to decide whether or not you think this is appropriate...
but for my thousand dollars, I'd rather fly to Arnhem Land and buy a yidaki straight from the maker. Its nearly the same amount.