FIGURE OF A was born from the talent of Anna Kii, Shibari artist and fashion designer.
Unique Rope Art Inspired Fashion - Statement Pieces - An aesthetic, sensual and modern collection of accessories inspired by Japanese bondage, to be worn daily or in the evening over a more fetish outfit. Each piece is made to order, using top quality leather and waxed cotton cord, made to measure, by hand by the designer in London.
SHIBARI STORY - In Japanese, the word "shibari" simply means "to tie". The contemporary meaning of the word describes an artistic form of Japanese rope bondage. Originating from the ancient martial art, Hojojutsu, and the turn of the century artist, Seiu Ito's Torture Shunga, Shibari was popularized in Japanese erotic magazines of the 1950s. Now it is a form of aesthetic bondage practiced around the world also described as Kinbaku. Traditionally, 8 m lengths of natural fiber rope are used, with a diameter of 5 to 6 mm. The geometric patterns are tied with a rope that contrasts beautifully with the natural curves of the human body. The knotting experience is always a collaboration between rigger and model - the result of which can explore notions of visual beauty, sexuality, power exchange, relaxation and body challenges.