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Bondage cords are used by riggers for kinbaku, shibari or rope art.

For most ties over the human body, the optimal rope diameter is 8mm. This diameter allows the rope to compress a large enough area of skin, but is not so thick that it will make huge knots that can cause pain.

The most common rope length is 8m. If it is too long, then you have to make 100 wraps before it ends and you have to pull and pull to get the long end of the rope through a knot.It is practical to have also shorter ropes; 2m and 4m for tying a separate limb, hair, etc.

Denser braid makes for less difficult knots, because it compacts less and is thus easier to unpick.

“Lay” refers to how tightly it is twisted together. The tighter the lay, the stier and more durable the rope tends to be. A tight lay (extra stiness) needs extra conditioning or a longer period to "break in" before it is really good to tie with.


Hemp twisted

Bondage ropes - hemp twisted, South Africa, Pretoria
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Why use for bondage? strength
Color light brown
Flammable little
Holding of knots very tight, fewer knots required
Softness on skin May cause skin burn, depending on the conditioning process.
Is more relaxed and softer textured than jute; wears in like a pair of jeans.
Unlike many other fibers, hemp rope is round; so as a twine it is easy to work with and does not cut the hands tending them.
Tend to shed fibres. Likely to be itchy, sneezy.
Strength very strong, enough to suspend objects of 200 kg
Hemp cord the strongest of all natural fibers with an ultimate tensile strength = 9.072 kg
Stretchability little
is more limp than jute, has more "give" in the rope (NOT stretch, just compresses more), which means that it conforms a more to the body.
Tenacity ?
When wet ?
Miscellaneous Biodegradable and weather resistant
Goes well with the traditional shibari aesthetic; has that natural, organic kind of look.

Thickness: 0.80cm. Buy   1 for R 44.27 per meter. Buy or make a free enquiry (also specify how many meters you want)


Polyester braided

Bondage ropes - polyester braided, South Africa, Pretoria
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Why use for bondage? beautiful gloss makes attractive bondage pHOTos
Color white, glossy, beautiful
Flammable little, it burns/melts like plastic
Friction over skin little, unlikely to cause skin burn
Holding of knots not very tight because of the glossy surface
Softness on skin medium
Strength very strong, enough to suspend heavy objects
ultimate tensile strength = 9.072 kg
Stretchability none
Tenacity very difficult to cut with a knife or scissors, even with a serrated blade
When wet retains its strength
Else best all-around winner for UV stability, abrasion and rot resistance along with cost

Thickness: 0.70cm. Buy   1 for R   8.40 per meter. Buy or make a free enquiry (also specify how many meters you want)
Thickness: 1.00cm. Buy   1 for R 17.61 per meter. Buy or make a free enquiry (also specify how many meters you want)
Thickness: 1.20cm. Buy   1 for R 21.01 per meter. Buy or make a free enquiry (also specify how many meters you want)


Sisal braided

Bondage cords - sisal braided, South Africa, Pretoria
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Why use for bondage? cheap
Color greyish white
Flammable little?
Friction over skin little, unlikely to cause skin burn
Holding of knots medium, will not easily slips over itself
Softness on skin medium
Strength not strong enough to suspend heavy (more that 5 kg?) objects
Stretchability little, if you stretch it too much it will tear apart
Tenacity easy to cut with a knife or scissor
When wet it shrinks and swells, so the knots will swell too and you may not be able untie or to cut the rope with scissors

Thickness: 0.80cm. Buy   1 for R   9.00 per meter. Buy or make a free enquiry (also specify how many meters you want)

Shipping methods Number of items Cost
Collect from South Africa, Pretoria east, MeyersPark any R 00
Courier Fastway, delivery 2-3 days 1 to 10 meters R 58
PostNet, delivery 5-7 days 1 to 10 meters R 99
Prices include VAT and insurance.

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This page has been updated on the 2020-09-22.