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Young ladies of noble birth with bound feet sitting in chairs. Women of noble birth all had their feet bound, while only the eldest female child from a poor family had her feet bound. (Sarah Partridge Digital Archive) - See more at: http://www.visiontimes.com/2013/07/23/rare-photographs-of-chinese-foot-binding-from-the-1800s.html

Rare Photographs of Chinese Foot Binding from the 1800s

Young ladies of noble birth with bound feet sitting in chairs. Women of noble birth all had their feet bound, while only the eldest female child from a poor family had her feet bound.

These girls seem to have had the fortune of being born into a non-foot binding tradition. The Manchu people were among those who historically eschewed the practice; in fact, their Emperor forbade it when they came to power in 1644.

These girls seem to have had the fortune of being born into a non-foot binding tradition. The Manchu people were among those who historically eschewed the practice; in fact, their Emperor forbade it when they came to power in

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.

Manchu

The queue was a specific male hairstyle worn by the Manchu people from central Manchuria and later imposed on the Han Chinese during the Qing Dynasty.

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

ladies with bounded foot, in the latest Qing Dynasty.

纏足 : bounded foot

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