(also riempie /ˈrɪmpi/ /ˈriːmpi/)
noun (plural riems or riempies)South African
A strip of rawhide or worked leather, used as a rope or in making chairs and other furniture.
- Smith says the riempie chair is to an extent a symbol of his own culture or tribe, ‘an object of craft or design which presents an opportunity to deconstruct, reinterpret and reassemble’.
- The waentjies had functioning disselbooms, jukke and skeie complete with carefully cut riempies spantoue for inspanning the oxen.
- There are 230 drummers, mostly banging on riempie drums, with a core unit of 15 bigger djembe drums carrying the sound.
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