19. Dishevelment Whilst Tied in Shibari Rope

   
 13/05/2018    kinbaku

In week 19 of our Kinbaku52 photo-a-week project we've chosen another cross-processed image featuring a police fancy dress outfit and a hishi pattern tie.


For us, one of the pleasures of rope has been the process of slowly surrendering to a tie, systematically losing freedoms of movement. Generally beginning with wrists, often incorporating arms (which become embraced in cinched wraps of rope) and moving lower to hips, legs and ankles. At every stage your sense of arousal and vulnerability is increasing and your partner free to expose and explore your body still further.

Broadly this sensual act of disrobing and exposure seems to be referred to as dishevelment, or disarrangement, and is open to many different and personal interpretations. Whether the exposure is designed to elicit a sense of shame in the model, or to facilitate an exploration of illicit and forbidden desires, or perhaps it is simply an opportunity for teasing and play. (We feel as though we probably mainly fall into that latter category.)

This post forms part of a personal photo-a-week project that we're calling #kinbaku52. We hope you find it entertaining, but please note that we are not qualified to give guidance or instruction. Seek in-person training from a professional, or try online courses such as those at ShibariClasses.

Below are a series of images taken during the middle of last week, and we have selected five of our favourites.

1.) Beginning
Even with the criss-cross diamond pattern, loose clothing is easily adjusted...

2.) Caress
I liked the closeness of the camera to the hand in the image below, and the interaction with the rope and clothing. It felt very close to the movement...

3.) Pulled Over
No need for speeding. ;-) Take your time...

4.) Cupped
Your partner should always try to be as supportive as possible! With increased exposure we begin to see the delightful interactions of rope on skin...

5.) Monochrome
An alternate view (around pic 3) that's been given a duo-toned treatment...

And from image 6 onward I'm afraid the results become unsuitable for publication! ;-)

The Hishi Pattern Ties Made Easy course obviously covers a lot more than just the upper half of this upper-body tie. We're aiming to build our confidence in this before moving on to the next section of the pattern.


References

We're still practising techniques from the ShibariClasses Hishi pattern ties course, and the photographs featured in this article come from one of those pracise sessions.

Take a look at Esinem-Rope for a great selection of shibari supplies.

Next week we'll tie a simple leg lacing technique that I think looks a lot more complex than it actually is...





18. The Hojo Hitch

  07/05/2018    kinbaku
In week 18 of our Kinbaku52 photo-a-week project we've chosen this slightly cross-processed image with a dusky, vintage feel, and which highlights a knot known as a hojo hitch....

17. Can You Learn Shibari From a Video?

  01/05/2018    kinbaku
Apologies for the clickbait style headline, but it's something we were unsure aboutĀ at first, so hopefully our thoughts might beĀ useful to others in a similar position....