Kinbaku-bi (緊縛美) literally means the beauty of tight binding. Kinbaku is an ancient art of Japanese rope bondage in intricate, elegant, aesthetic, and functional detail. Using jute rope which is both delicatewhile still being rough, this practice usually involves a “rope bottom” being subdued and bound.
The rigger “rope top” derives pleasure from the helpless state he/she/ze has rendered their rope bottomto. It can be a very spiritual experience as the bottom is bound to themselves, resulting in an experience of ̶ self-acceptance, and introspection.
The rope inherently connects the bottom and the rigger thru a transcending journey marveled with trust, deep mental and physical understanding, perception, and an empathetic perspective.
Boundtome discovered how this special art form has a deeper sense of purpose, not one linked to popular internet-media driven conceptions of purely sexual nature, but as a tool to form much deeper and sustainable connections.
As a child, Peadesire found solace as she rolled and wrapped herself tightly in a blanket, often drifting ofinto a slumber in that position. By coincidence, that similar sensation was rediscovered in zentai. Zentai also appeals to her for its mysterious and sensual nature. Though many may resist the stifling predicament Kinbaku brings, Peadesire associates pleasure and an almost dream-like serenity when bound.
The long-standing friendship between the two artists is brought to greater depths when engaged with zentai and ropes. Boundtome has only ever been associated with Shibari for a little over a year, Peadesirewas the first person he practiced ropes on. She helped and guided him along the journey with patience and critique where and when necessary. It’s an honour to be able to introduce the ingenious combination to the public.