This cloth is a common tool used in Sunagakure for the Cloth Binding Technique which is used to immobilise an opponent completely. The cloth can also be used in conjunction with the Sealing Tag in order to seal the opponent. The shinobi are also able to freely manipulate the cloth. In the anime, the cloth was also used as a mean to conceal an escape, as well as defend against attacks. And while drenched in water, it proved an efficient tool against Scorch Release ninjutsu.