One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’.’
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