This tutorial is really an extension of my previous one, How to Lash Bamboo. If you're interested in learning how to tie a fully functional lashing, that's the page I recommend.
The type of lashing I cover on this page is for effect only. It's a lashing facade, if you will. It wraps only around the foremost bamboo, leaving the lengths behind them bare.
Why would you do such a thing? Well, I developed the technique when I was making a bamboo picture frame, which is what you see me working on here. When I tried mounting the frame to the backing, I discovered that the lashings I had tied around the corners created a gap much larger than I expected, making the whole thing look sloppy.
With the false lashing, however, I was able to achieve the look I wanted, while the rear bamboo was free to mount flat against the backing. Problem solved.