The “Boola Boola” knot is one of the most useful knots in the world of shibari. The knot is designed to complete a wrap around something and NOT to collapse around that object. It can be used for single or double column ties, tying harnesses to an overhead support, tying to other objects such as a bamboo pole, etc. There are other variations of knots for these purposes, but, this is one of the simplest. If you do shibari rigging, you should learn this knot so you can tie it with you eyes closed.
This knot is demonstrated in a video tutorial by Wykd_Dave, who with his partner, Clover, are excellent United Kingdom based shibari performers and educators. They share their expertise to shibari enthusiasts throughout the world.
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