Rom - An Aboriginal Ritual of Diplomacy
Author(s): Stephen Wild (Editor)
ROM is a 'ritual of diplomacy', performed to establish or re-establish friendly relations with neighbouring communities by presenting them with elaborately-decorated totemic poles. The entire process of making, binding, and decorating the poles can extend over weeks and involves successive sessions of song and dance with culminate in a presentation ceremony.
1986. First edition. A very good copy.
- : 9780855751623
- : Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies
- : 0.331122
- : April 1986
- : .4 Inches X 7.5 Inches X 9 Inches
- : books
- : 102
- : English
- : Paperback
- : Stephen Wild (Editor)