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Why are Shibari jute ropes expensive?

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This is not an unreasonable question and there are reasons for this! For starters jute ropes made for shibari are "single ply" which means that they are made in a different way to modern rope manufacturing (which tends to be "double ply"). For this reason the ropes have to come from specialist suppliers who make the ropes to this particular specification. This is an '"old school", more traditional way of making rope that is not the standard in modern industry. Secondly, when you find cheap sources of jute rope online, even if advertised as shibari rope, they will almost certainly be double...

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Choosing an oil for rope treatment

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Some of the best ropes we have seen and tied with were treated simply by use, in fact many Japanese riggers explain that their rope treatment simply involves tying a lot (a lot) with the ropes until they become beautiful and easy to use. So why waste so much time with the treatment process? There are various reasons for this. One of these reason is that untreated ropes don’t feel very nice on the body for the person being tied or on the fingers of the person tying, and also because raw (untreated) ropes will often have an unpleasant (and...

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Anatomie guide to treating your ropes in 6 easy steps

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Raw ropes can be difficult and even painful to tie with (for both partners), and it is for this reason that people prefer to buy ropes that have already been processed and treated. Ropes can be 'wet treated' or 'dry treated', but in order to wet treat ropes properly the ropes must be dried under tension or they become so bendy that they are basically unusable for shibari. Because this process involves a lot of time and space, many people prefer to 'dry treat' their ropes. This usually involves a process of breaking in the ropes by rubbing it against itself to make the...

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Caring for and maintaining your Anatomie ropes

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After purchasing your new beautiful set of Anatomie shibari ropes, you may want to learn some tips on how to take care of them so that they stay pleasant to use for both you and your partner(s). Here are some of our tips. Storage There are several ways to store jute rope but by far the best way to take of them when they are not being used is to hang them. This will allow them to air and encourage them to stay straight. A convenient place to hang them would be over a curtain rail for example. Avoid getting your...

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