The binding and suspension of the transformed Samson didn’t have a specific visual inspiration. It had rather a concept, to wit Japanese rope bondage (called kinbaku or shibari), which is a striking example of just how high-tech you can get with a little bit of hemp and a will. One itty-bitty example, involving a fetish model named Nicotine:
This via a site called Shibari Sex, which will show you lots and lots about this interesting practice. They even provide a cute DIY guide:
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