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Book: Shibari in Russia

39.95 EUR

Author: Mosafir, Pages: 168, Dimensions: 24x22cm.

Shibari in Russia is Russia's first book on their view of Japanese bondage. The book is a compilation of a large number of cooperations (168 pages!) by artists and photographers. The Shibari Russia volume is a collection of stunning images and creative bondages that has not been published anywhere before.

 

Review by Bob from RopeMarks

With our last visit to Russia we brought back more than just good memories. One of the other things we brought back was an interesting book called "Shibari in Russia".

Since our last visit to Russia was also our first visit we were very open to understanding the bondage scene "behind the iron curtain". For me it was an area that had not come onto my radar to research in depth related to bondage.

Our visit to Russia was one very memorable visit for many reasons, you can read some more about it in this blog entry. The RopeFest event in St.Petersburg was getting us rapidly acquainted with the current status of the Russian bondage scene and it left us with a taste for more.

Enter the book "Shibari in Russia"; It is a well sized square photobook of almost 170 pages and entirely dedicated to shibari in Russia. To enjoy the full impact of the bondage photo's there is one photo on each page.

If I have to name just one of the strengths of this book it is definitly its diversity! The book contains photo's of at least 40 different Russian riggers and/or photographers and the bondage does not focus on the (common) female recipient but has a well number of (very impressive) male bondage as well. Photo's are taken ranging from professional studio's to simple outside settings.

I can truly recommend this book as it is a jewel that gives you a complete view of the current state of shibari in russia.

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