An ebi tie is a type of Shibari rope bondage tie used within the BDSM community. The ebi tie restricts submissives’ movements and holds them in a seated, doubled over position.
The ebi tie is one of the oldest traditional kinbaku (tight binding) ties, with a history dating back hundreds of years. The tie originated as a means of Japanese torture, but is today used for sexual pleasure and reinforcing roles within a BDSM relationship.
The ebi tie is sometimes called the shrimp tie or the prawn tie.