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Embroidered women's silk boots for bounded feet.  17-18th century. Qing Dynasty. China National Silk Museum.

Structure/Color/Pattern/Embellishment - Embroidered women's silk boots for bounded feet.

Artwork: Hand-Embroidered Violet Lotus Shoes with Floral Patterns // China, 19th Century // Pair, each 10 x 7 cm

Artwork: Hand-Embroidered Violet Lotus Shoes with Floral Patterns // China, Century // Pair, each 10 x 7 cm

Chinese tiny pair of red, blue and turquoise silk shoes for bound feet circa early 20th century

Chinese tiny pair of red, blue and turquoise silk shoes for bound feet circa early 20th century

Chinese tiny pair of red, blue and turquoise silk shoes for bound feet circa early century

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

Antique Chinese Lotus Shoes, Bound Feet Slippers, embroidered. Wedding, Bridal

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

RARE w/ HEELS! ANTIQUE SILK HAND EMBROIDERED CHINESE FOOT BINDING DRESS SHOES 4" #handmadeinChina

RARE w/ HEELS! ANTIQUE SILK HAND EMBROIDERED CHINESE FOOT BINDING DRESS SHOES 4"

RARE w/ HEELS! ANTIQUE SILK HAND EMBROIDERED CHINESE FOOT BINDING DRESS SHOES 4" #handmadeinChina

Silk skirt (qun) with embroidered cherry blossoms, peonies, irises and butterflies (Chinese,19th cen.)~Image courtesy MFA Boston

Woman's domestic skirt (qun) Chinese (Han), Qing dynasty, century China Dimensions 94 x cm x 28 in.) Medium or Technique Silk damask with silk floss embroidery and couched gold-wrapped thread.

Chinese Hand Embroidered Silk Brocade Long Cape Robe, Qing Dynasty 19th century

Antique Chinese Hand Embroidered Silk Brocade Long Cape Robe Qing Dynasty C

China, wedding skirt, in 2 identical, unstitched pieces, pumpkin silk damask embroidered w/ peony blossoms & butterflys in pink, purple & green, smocked side panels, early 20th c

China, wedding skirt, in 2 identical, unstitched pieces, pumpkin silk damask…

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).

Peranakan Slipper  ... mmm ... used to get paid 50cents to sew beaded slippers ... should look up how some Peranakan slippers artwork and do the beadings again

used to get paid to sew beaded slippers . should look up how some Peranakan slippers artwork and do the beadings again

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