-Body Modification: Foot Binding

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History of Foot Binding

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A large proportion of Chinese women in the late nineteenth century had their feet bound small while they were children. The woman seen in this late nineteenth century photograph was an entertainer, a sing-song girl, but footbinding was also practiced by t Photos Du, Old Photos, Costume Ethnique, Asian History, Japanese History, Japanese Art, Tianjin, Chongqing, Ancient China

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A large proportion of Chinese women in the late nineteenth century had their feet bound small while they were children. The woman seen in this late nineteenth century photograph was an entertainer, a sing-song girl, but footbinding was also practiced by the families of scholars and merchants.

lotus shoes for bound feet of Chinese (Han) women of Qing dynasty China. Chinese Embroidery, Chinese Clothing, Ancient China, Chinese Culture, Crazy Shoes, Asian Style, Fashion History, Vintage Images, Beautiful Women

Chinese Foot Binding – The Wūzhèn Foot-Binding Museum: Why did the practice start? What was the foot-binding process? Who tried to stop it? Is anything like it happening today?

Because I wear size 9.5 or 10 shoes (41 Asian), my grandmother always told me I have a good foundation. Although I don’t consider my feet a great feature, they serve me well. Thus just the i…

Because she was insecure, young Cathrine de Medici, age donned heels in an effort to appear taller in the French Court. Clogs Shoes, Shoe Boots, Persian Architecture, Clog Slippers, Chinese Clothing, China, Female Feet, Traditional Chinese, Marie Antoinette

MAC1966-391 lotus shoes

Shoes for bound feet circa 1900-1910 Qing Dynasty. University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology

shoes for bound feet. China circa Museum of Anthropology, Mizzou North (MO) Clog Slippers, Body Adornment, Clogs Shoes, Body Modifications, Anthropology, Missouri, Coin Purse, University, Chinese

MAC1966-113 lotus shoes

shoesShoes for Bound feet ca. 1900-1910. University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology

Woman with bound feet reclining on chaise lounge, China - Foot binding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Ancient China, Chinese Culture, Vintage China, Family Photographer, The Past

Women with Bound Feet in China - Reshaping the Body: Clothing & Cultural Practice

Cessation of Bound Feet during the Communist Era Excerpts from When I was a girl in China, stories collected by Joseph Rupp Li Xiu-ying I started binding when I was fourteen, a typical age to begin. I had to let … Continue reading →

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Why Footbinding Persisted in China for a Millennium

Despite the pain, millions of Chinese women stood firm in their devotion to the tradition

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Shoe - 2012-13-1B | Collections

Penn Museum Object 2012-13-1B - Shoe

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Boots. Eastern China. Zhejiang Ningbo. Han people 1900-1990. Textile Museum of…

x-ray of bound "lotus" feet. Chinese foot binding makes the woman feet look like this. In China, Maleficarum, Foot Soak, Harbin, Interesting History, Interesting Stuff, Body Modifications, Black Butler, Human Body

X-Ray of Bound Feet - Reshaping the Body: Clothing & Cultural Practice

Long-term Effects of Foot Binding This x-ray shows the long-term effects of years of foot binding. The toes have been wrapped under the foot, the bones in the lower foot were broken, and the lower foot was wrapped as … Continue reading →

Modern Stiletto Shoes - Reshaping the Body: Clothing & Cultural Practice Valley College, Too Close For Comfort, College Library, University Of Virginia, Body Adornment, Stiletto Shoes, Body Modifications, Continue Reading, Lotus

Modern Stiletto Shoes - Reshaping the Body: Clothing & Cultural Practice

High-heeled Shoes and Pointed Toes Throughout the 20th century, high-fashion shoes for women have gone through cycles of pointed toes and rounded toes, high stiletto heels and lower, broader heels. In the 1920s, 1950s-1960s, and 1990s-present, the toes were sharply … Continue reading →

Shoe. China. Penn Museum Body Modifications, Vintage Shoes, Wraps, Chinese, Museum, Girls, Collection, Body Mods, Toddler Girls

Shoe - 2003-39-32A | Collections

Penn Museum Object 2003-39-32A - Shoe

Embroidered shoe for bound feet. American Museum of Natural History Body Modifications, Anthropology, Natural History, Museum, Wedges, Product Description, China, American, Image

Full Image and Description | Anthropology

Full Image and Description | Anthropology

Embroidered shoe for bound feet. American Museum of Natural History Body Modifications, Anthropology, Natural History, Museum, Wedges, Product Description, China, American, Image

Full Image and Description | Anthropology

Embroidered shoe for bound feet. China. American Museum of Natural History

Book: Aching for Beauty; Footbinding in China / Wang Ping. Gender Studies, Music Games, Body Modifications, Author, Good Things, China, History, Best Deals, Lotus

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Book: Aching for Beauty; Footbinding in China / Wang Ping. WVC Library 391.41…