That being said, I retract my recommendation. I looked up "rope." Per Merriam-Webster the definition is:
"a large stout cord of strands of fibers...twisted or braided together; a long slender strip of material used as a rope...."
Thus, seems to me that a strap can be legitimately regarded as a rope, even though everyone here understands the difference.
Freedom must be constantly earned, but one needs to pick one's fights carefully. I should have looked up the definition before offering my initial opinion.