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Lotus Shoe, Mid 10th Century to Early 17th Century.

Chinese Lotus Shoe for women with bound feet - a custom no longer practiced

Antique Chinese Embroidered Lotus Shoes

Old Tiny Chinese Bound Feet Lotus Shoes multi-color Silk,Embroidery Rare

tiny Chinese shoes for bound feet

Bound feet shoes: cloth heel and embroidered silk uppers, made in China about Powerhouse Museum collection

*well shit   chinese woman's bound feet - This really opens minds to see into other cultures....may seem extreme...but it is their way.

Chinese bound feet

*well shit chinese woman's bound feet - This really opens minds to see into other cultures.may seem extreme.

On offer today is an exquisite pair of antique Chinese lotus feet shoes, for ladies with bound feet.    They are made with consummate skill,

On offer today is an exquisite pair of antique Chinese lotus feet shoes, for ladies with bound feet. They are made with consummate skill,

Bata Shoe Museum:  Manchu platforms19th centuryChinaThe Bata Shoe Museum. Manchu women were forbidden by law to have their feet bound, as was the custom among Han Chinese women. In order to mimic the desirable “lotus gait” of the Han women, Manchu women added high platforms to their shoes that stilted their gait. This pair is beautifully embroidered with a peony motif.

Manchu platforms century China The Bata Shoe Museum: “ Manchu women were forbidden by law to have their feet bound, as was the custom among Han Chinese women. In order to mimic the desirable.

Pair Chinese Embroidered Lotus Bud Slippers :

C Antique Pair of Infant Silk Chinese Lotus Shoes Bound Feet w Provenance

Perhaps no other shoe in history has provided so much cultural fascination and ethical revulsion than the traditional Chinese practice of foot binding. Undertaken by (or enacted upon) young girls between the ages of 5 and 7, the binding process entails the breaking of the bones in the foot, and subsequent warping and (sometime) mutilation of the foot in order for it to remain a tiny size, ideally no longer than three inches in length (known as a “golden lily” by practitioners).

“Lotus Slippers” and Chinese Foot Binding

Perhaps no other shoe in history has provided so much cultural fascination and ethical revulsion than the traditional Chinese practice of foot binding. Undertaken by (or enacted upon) young girls between the ages of 5 and 7, the binding process entails the breaking of the bones in the foot, and subsequent warping and (sometime) mutilation of the foot in order for it to remain a tiny size, ideally no longer than three inches in length (known as a “golden lily” by practitioners).

Carved Pear Wood Head of Door of Hope

Chinese early Door of Hope Mission Doll - Original for sale online by Worcester Antiques

Peking Antiques - Chinese antiques, silk embroidery, lotus shoes

Peking Antiques - Chinese antiques, silk embroidery, lotus shoes

Manchu women did not bind their feet so their footwear is distinct from the tiny shoes worn by Han women of the previous dynasty, the Ming.  The high Manchu shoes were always lavishly decorated.  Here, the head of the phoenix rises up in 3D, as if the bird is perching on the shoe's tip, 4  December 2010, Palace Museum, Beijing

Imperial Chinese Robes at the V&A

Manchu women did not bind their feet so their footwear is distinct from the tiny shoes worn by Han women of the previous dynasty, the Ming. The high Manchu shoes were always lavishly decorated. Here, the head of the phoenix rises up in 3D, as if the bird is perching on the shoe's tip, 4 December 2010, Palace Museum, Beijing

lotus shoes from china | Dollymic: Chinese Golden Lotus Shoes

Golden Lotus Shoes 三寸金蓮鞋 Traditional Chinese adore women with small bounded feet. The shoes worn by women with bounded fe.

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