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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, 13 days ago
    OUCH.............terrible thing that was believed to be Good back then!!
  4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 13 days ago
    my feet are already hurting after looking at these .......... but these are beautiful!!
  5. antiquerose antiquerose, 13 days 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, 13 days ago
    LMAO!!!!!! ANTIQUEROSE!!!! OUCH!!!!
  7. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 13 days ago
    Yes, hard to look at these and associate them with beauty, all I see is pain.
  8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 13 days ago
    comm on Katherine wear this for 24 hrs lol................................. heehee :) ease the pain girl friend.............. lol!!
  9. kyratango kyratango, 13 days 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, 13 days ago
    Well, sometimes Western corsets were not that different, back in the time: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tightlacing

    ;)
  11. SEAN68 SEAN68, 13 days ago
    Katherine please read comment 8................
  12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 13 days ago
    lol!!!!! :) dr.sidehow!!

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