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Ancient custom: Han Qiaoni who had her feet bound when she was just two-years-old

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Respect: Chinese women with the smallest feet were given the greatest chance of living a

Table of Contents. 1 History; 2 Process of footbinding ...

Lui Shui Ying (right) had her feet bound in the 1930s, after the custom fell out of favor. (Jo Farrell )

A woman with bound feet (Jo Farrell)

Ancient custom: Han Qiaoni who had her feet bound when she was just two-years-old

Chinese foot binding wasn't just about sexual oppression, it was the 'sexy walk'

Si Yin Zhin, 90 years old in 2011

Big lives, small feet: Photographing China's bound women

Old China: Bound Feet and Bad Smell

19th century photograph of young girl with bound feet and lotus shoes. Photo by I. W.

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Young girls in 1930s China having their feet bound to modify the shape of their foot. This practice for girls only was nearly 1000 years old, and was mainly ...

The disturbing reason for the ancient Chinese practice of foot-binding - Business Insider

It was very painful to walk on bound feet and many women ended up disabled.

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Child wearing Lotus shoes is carried across cobbled San Francisco street

A comparison between a woman with normal feet (left) and a woman with bound feet in 1902

That ...

In China, foot binding was used on women in order to give them the coveted “golden lotus feet,” believing it would make women more desirable.

Small bound feet were once considered beautiful while large unbound feet were judged crude

The aim of her project, Farrell says, “is to capture and celebrate a piece of history that is currently rarely shown and will soon be lost forever.

Feet Binding Was All About Sex For Chinese Men - WORLD OF BUZZ 2

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Foot Binding and the Standard of Beauty

An elderly Chinese woman, one of countless millions of female victims of the ancient custom of foot-binding.

British photographer Jo Farrell is documenting a tradition that is dying out with China's oldest women: foot binding.

Chinese Foot Binding---This tradition died out, thankfully, about 100 years ago. Walking on bound feet necessitated bending the knees slightly and swaying ...

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Zhou Guizhen, 86, shows one of her bound feet

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An elderly woman with bound feet heads out for a walk. (Getty Images)

Living with bound feet

A woman who has had her feet bound (Jo Farrell)

The real reason Chinese women bound their feet - CNN

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All the toes, except the big toes, were broken and held tightly against the sole of the foot, while the arch was strained as the foot was bent double until ...

6). From a male perspective, Chanzu was considered to be erotic and a sort of sexual fetish. Women with bound feet were believed to bring better ...

Foot Binding: The Arc Of their Movements as Dormant as a willow. ".

Chinese Foot Binding in Pictures

Living with bound feet

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95-year-old woman in China speaks of the horrors of having bound feet

The tradition is thought to have originated among the upper-class court dancers in Imperial China around the 10th century before spreading to the lower ...

Laurel Bossen interviewed women in rural areas, like the woman above, who were

Footbinding was a very painful procedure that was practiced a thousand years ago in China . Footbinding was when they massaged both feet, filed them so the ...

What bound feet look like in old age without cloths (Jo Farrell)

... that foot binding began to die out as a result of anti-foot binding campaigns. Foot-binding resulted in lifelong disabilities for most of its subjects.

... participate in activities without lifelong pain, the altering and damaging effects that pointe shoes have is perhaps comparable to Chinese foot binding.

Unbound: China's last 'lotus feet' – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

The women in Farrell's photos are “peasant farmers working off the land in rural areas away from City life depicted so often in academia on foot binding,” ...

Painful Memories for China's Footbinding Survivors

After soaking in warm herbs and animal blood, the toes would be curled over to the sole of the foot and bound with cotton bandages.

A woman with yellow embroidered shoes in Yunnan, China.

The Manchu "flower bowl" shoes designed to imitate bound feet, mid 1880s.

Ultimately, it was all about male sexual satisfaction.

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An early tinted photograph of two wealthy Han Chinese women with bound feet (c.

Unbound: China's last 'lotus feet' – in pictures

Since it affected their ability to walk, it came to be seen as a sign of wealth – the wealthiest of people didn't need to walk or work in fields.

BYKGFA BOUND FEET Forget a toned body and perfect skin. In China, small feet

Women with bound feet could not walk properly, could not work, and spent most of their time sitting. She was forced to be weak and submissive.

Farrell worked with a local translator to get the women (above: Zhang Yun Ying and Ping Yao Lady) to tell their stories. (Jo Farrell )

3 Lotus Feet Were A Mark Of Status

Foot-binding stories from China; potential Sociology discussion | Social Studies Lessons | Pinterest | History, China and Women

Bound feet were considered by some to be highly appealing

"Once they were praised for the size and shape of their feet."

Hardly any women have bound feet any more. Most that do are in their 80s and 90s and they are dying off every year. Foot binding hasn't been done since the ...

The shocking result of binding girls' feet in China, East Asia, meaning that

6 Lotus Feet Were A Hygiene Nightmare


Unbound: China's last 'lotus feet' – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

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Zhao Hua Hong has bound feet (Jo Farrell)

A bandaged bound foot

Rough ...

Farrell told BuzzFeed, “I asked colleagues if they knew of any women still alive with bound feet and they all said it was highly unlikely.”

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Footbinding: From Status Symbol to Subjugation

The feet of Chinese girls were broken and bound as early as the 10th century.

Women who didn't have bound feet were considered to be provincial, because only farmers needed to be able to walk and get work done.

Filming a documentary series on the history of women, Foreman at first believed she was holding doll shoes—she was stunned to learn that they had in fact ...

A woman rests her bound feet (Jo Farrell)

The Boots Illustrated The Shape Of The Feet

Bound feet, known as "lily feet" or tiny "lotus feet," sometimes were only three or four inches long. They resembled hooves or "fists of flesh.

Farrell says: "Most books out there cover the eroticism of bound feet or

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Chinese Foot Binding: The Vanishing Lotus

The origin of footbinding in China is a mystery. No one really knows who started this tradition for sure. Serious investigation into footbinding was not ...

Stereoview of Chinese "Lily Feet." With a viewer, you can see her