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Hemp:
Strong
Becomes very soft and smooth
Lasts forever
Tooth of the rope holds knots well
Heavy
Has a little stretch
Washable

Jute:
Moves quickly and smoothly when tying
No stretch
Unrivaled tooth for frictions and knots
Traditional rope of Japanese style bondage
Lasts about a year with weekly use
Becomes soft but always a bit scratchy
Half the strength of hemp
Half the weight of hemp