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ROM: An Aboriginal Ritual of Diplomacy

Stephen A. Wild (ed.)


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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 which culminate in a presentation ceremony.
xiii, 102 pages : illustrations (some col.), maps, portraits ; 25 cm. #180122
Art, Aboriginal Australian — Australia, Northern — Catalogs. | Aboriginal Australians — Australia, Northern — Rites and ceremonies. | Bark painting — Australia, Northern — Catalogs. | Burarra (Australian people) | Art – Painting – Bark. | Burarra people (N82) (NT SD53-02) | Ceremonies – Rom ceremonies. | Arnhem Land (NT) | Canberra (ACT SI55-16)

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AuthorStephen A. Wild (ed.)
Number of pagesxiii, 102 pages : illustrations (some col.), maps, portraits ; 25 cm.
PublisherAustralian Institute of Aboriginal Studies
Year Published1986
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