Shibari is a highly traditional and artistic form of rope bondage, and is a core part of BDSM practice for many. We were referred to this stunning image by one our of awesome Trial Teamstars.This particular piece, “Dream Capture” is not traditional shibari but it is indeed very beautiful and creative.

Lew Rubens (from Orlando, Florida) created the piece, and Peter Claver (from Toronto, Canada) was the phographer.  This is another example of people from all over the world having fun with shibari and pushing the envelope on contemporary shibari art.

Why do people do shibari? For a very wide range of reasons. But trust, care, patience, skill, calm, surrender, and a sense of temporary, consensual binding are core tenets of it.