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Rope...

...used for kinbaku is made from natural fibers that are fairly inelastic, making it hard for knots and frictions to tighten too much under tension. The most common natural fiber used in Japan is jute, and with that, the tradition of using jute rope has been upheld by most professional rope artists today. Jute rope sold for kinbaku is more expensive than jute rope found in your local hardware store because it has gone through a thorough preparation process, which usually includes JBO removal, oil or wax treatment, softening, and testing. There are many sources for jute rope throughout the world. Listed below are a few personal recommendations for buying jute rope, organized by country to promote buying from the sources geographically closest to you, in order to support your local rope community.

If you sell jute rope and would like to be included in the list below, then please fill out this form.

Please click on a country to view who is selling rope there:

Australia // Canada // Denmark // Germany // Italy // Poland // Romania // Spain // Sweden // UK


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