Made from jute or other strong vegetal cellulose yarns that are twisted together until they become strong enough to hold knots and items. A small rope is a string, or a cord. Rope can be made up of ever more twists and twists of twists to make it strong enough for purpose, especially when it’s needed to hold sails or scaffolding.

Rope tends to be an outdoor functional material, whereas cord, made in the same or similar way is mainly for decoration. In furnishings, cords or fine rope can be used for lacing, ties and in upholstery to hold horsehair.

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