Ropes are simple things with countless uses. Flexible fastener and tension members in a diversity of structures.
“A bit of string affords the dimensional latitude that is unique among the entites. For an uncomplicated strand is a palpable object that, for all practical purposes, possesses one dimension only. If we move a single strand out of the plane, interlacing at will, actual objects of beauty result in what is practically two dimensions; and if we choose to direct our strand out of this plane, another dimension is added which provides an opportunity that is limited only by the scope of our own imagery and the length of a ropemakers coil.”