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Posted 3 years ago

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dr.sideshow
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Chinese shoes for bound feet, mid-1900. The tradition of foot binding resisted in China during the XX Century even after the practice was outlawed.

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  1. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 3 years ago
    This tradition is the creepiest of them all. What a great find.
  2. dr.sideshow, 3 years ago
    Yeah, the practice of foot binding sure was gruesome. I spotted these shoes in a beautiful little shop in Amsterdam.
  3. antiquerose antiquerose, 1 month ago
    OUCH.............terrible thing that was believed to be Good back then!!
  4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 month ago
    my feet are already hurting after looking at these .......... but these are beautiful!!
  5. antiquerose antiquerose, 1 month ago
    Pain......All I can think of is PAIN !!

    This is what your Foot looked like....

    http://d.ibtimes.co.uk/en/full/1382964/foot-binding-5.jpg
  6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 month ago
    LMAO!!!!!! ANTIQUEROSE!!!! OUCH!!!!
  7. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 1 month ago
    Yes, hard to look at these and associate them with beauty, all I see is pain.
  8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 month ago
    comm on Katherine wear this for 24 hrs lol................................. heehee :) ease the pain girl friend.............. lol!!
  9. kyratango kyratango, 1 month ago
    Such pretty things for such barbarism :
    http://m.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/09/the-peculiar-history-of-foot-binding-in-china/279718/
  10. dr.sideshow, 1 month ago
    Well, sometimes Western corsets were not that different, back in the time: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tightlacing

    ;)
  11. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 month ago
    Katherine please read comment 8................
  12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 month ago
    lol!!!!! :) dr.sidehow!!

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