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Foot binding was the custom of binding the feet of young girls painfully tight to prevent further growth. The practice likely originated among court dancers in the early Song dynasty, but spread to upper class families and eventually became common among all classes. The tiny narrow feet were considered beautiful and to make a woman's movements more feminine and dainty. Some elderly Chinese women still survive today with disabilities related to their bound feet.[2]

Foot binding is the custom of binding the feet of young girls painfully tight to prevent further growth. Foot binding became very popular due to the fact that men thought it to be highly attractive.

Foot binding was a sign of status since it rendered women virtually immobile. But sex workers also had bound feet and smaller feet determined their desirability.

Woman with bound feet reclining on chaise lounge, China - Foot binding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

グランド・マスター / 一代宗師 / The Grandmaster

: “ Official Picture of Song Hye Kyo, Tony Leung, Zhang Zi Yi from The Grandmaster ”

CHINA IN 1890. Pay attention to their lily foot bound feet and their silk attire. Possibly photo of a wealthy family.

This is how a pair of bound feet looks like.footbinding happened once, and should never happen again.

OLD  CHINESE PHOTOS | Asia Finest Discussion Forum > old Chinese women dress

chinese (Han -ethnically chinese) women in traditional costume of Han women. lotus shoes for bound feet.

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