Yute Rope (or jute) is made from soft plant fibre. This kind of ropes is slightly rough to the tact, but it is lightweight and durable too. Yute’s sacred place in the vast world of bondage has its roots in shibari or kinkabu, the Japanese art of rope bondage.
Shibari started in Japan a long time ago as a way to keep prisoners in place. Now, in modern times, its use has many different facets. People do not only regard it as an erotic stimulus, but also as an aesthetics. In this case, the body of the person becomes a canvas for geometrical patterns which we interpret and appreciate as art.
Yute Rope and Shibari: a Good Match
Yute is very durable, even with its light complexion. It is also very malleable for making ties easier and faster, in contrast to other bulkier rope. “Tooth,” as a shibari expert would say, refers to the grip a rope has: what makes ties hold better and tighter, and become less slippery.
When using your Yute rope for the first time, you might feel it a little coarse. Regardless, this is not a bad thing: it all depends on your preferences. Its fibers can have, to some, a sousing feeling on the skin, which makes it more interesting than others. This can be a great rope to start with if you are binding yourself. However, the more you use the yute rope, the softer it will become with time.
One of the unique trademarks that yute ropes posses are the beautiful visual marks it can leave on the skin. The imprints that natural yute leaves on the skin can last for several minutes—or even hours—depending on your kind of skin. You can see these results even in the duration of the restraint caused by them.