Bondage rope harness

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A model at a fetish club in a rope harness

A bondage rope harness, sometime also referred to as a bondage web or rope web, is a bondage technique involving the tying of an intricate structure of rope around the body in a complex web-like fashion. Similar in effect to a leather bondage harness, it is not in itself normally used to immobilise a person, but it does apply pressure over the area bound and can be used as a securing point for other bondage techniques.

It is not normally used to bind the limbs but you can bind the arms into the harness by simply going around the arms rather than under them. A rope dress is often used with, or integrated with, a crotch rope and/or a shinju breast harness.

A bondage rope harness can also be used in various forms of suspension bondage.

A rope dress typically takes around 10-15 metres of rope to tie. It involves multiple passes of rope from front to back around the body to build up the characteristic diamond-shaped rope pattern, typically starting from a rope halter and moving down the body. In some cases, a rope harness may extend beyond the torso, into diamond-patterned webs that extend down the length of the arms or legs.

The Japanese term karada means simply "body". Traditionally, a distinction was made between kikkou ("turtle-shell" pattern; hexagonal) and hishi (diamond) patterned ties, although many modern sources just use the term kikkou to refer to any rope body harness.

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