Foot binding was the custom of applying painfully tight binding to the feet of
young girls to .... Many women with bound feet were in fact able to walk and work
in the fields, albeit with greater li...
It was obvious why the process had to begin in childhood when a girl was 5 or 6.
... Finally, the feet were bound in place using a silk strip measuring ten feet long ...
Jun 15, 2015 ... Foot binding has been illegal in China for a century. ... involved incredibly tight
cloth bindings being applied to the feet of young girls to stifle growth. Women with
small feet were deemed beautiful and could marry better if they ...
This photo is of a well-dressed, young Chinese woman with bound feet. ...
Excerpts from When I was a girl in China, stories collected by Joseph Rupp. Li
Xiu-ying. I started ... Women were afraid to do it, so there was no response to the
Mar 19, 2007 ... Millions of Chinese women bound their feet, a status symbol that allowed ... At
that time, bound feet were a status symbol, the only way for a woman .... to the
countryside, where young girls realized that binding their feet could ...
Jun 15, 2015 ... Pue's feet were bound at seven and were briefly unbound at 12 (in 1949), ..... In
modern society many girls and women don't do "beauty" to ...
Sep 16, 2013 ... Girls would have their feet bound between the ages of four and six; any younger,
the girls couldn't endure the pain, and by the time they were ...
Jun 8, 2014 ... Women who had their feet bound as children in rural China ... and was started
when girls were aged around four; Having bound feet was a sign ...
Sep 23, 2013 ... Han Qiaoni's feet were broken and bound when she was a toddler ... Shoes: Girls
would use smaller sizes of footwear until their feet had shrunk ...
Jul 2, 2014 ... The painful practice of binding young girls' feet seems like an ... of the woman
Farrell has interviewed had their feet bound when they were ...