Definition of riem in English:

riem

(also riempie)

noun

South African
  • A strip of rawhide or worked leather, used as a rope or in making chairs and other furniture.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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’.’

Origin

Dutch.

Pronunciation

riem

/rɪm//riːm/