Under-ribs Kikkou Karada [Level 1]

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Notes and Resources:

"Karada" is simply the Japanese word for "body"; in rope bondage, it is used to refer to decorative body harnesses, usually with a very open type of pattern, forming shapes with the spaces between ropes. "Kikkou" refers to a tortoise shell pattern, or hexagon.

This particular method of tying a karada starts under the ribs, instead of the more common pattern of going between the legs; that makes it a great choice for when you are tying on someone who is brand new to rope, or whom you don't know very well. You could of course use the same technique with a pattern other than the single hexagon I show in the front here.

For a more restrictive version, it is possible to incorporate the arms into a karada; see these photos for an example of that.

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