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Bound Feet by Jo Farrell Foot binding also known as quotLotus feet

Bound Feet by Jo Farrell Foot binding also known as quotLotus feet

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Despite the pain, millions of Chinese women stood firm in their devotion to the tradition

She had her feet bound aged seven

British photographer Jo Farrell is documenting a tradition that is dying out with China's oldest women: foot binding.

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Jo Farrell is a Hong Kong-based photographer who focuses on female traditions that are

Photography by Jo Farrell

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The origins of foot binding in China are traced to the 1st century. It is said that the Emperor Li Yu's concubine bound her feet to perform a “lotus dance”.

Photographer Jo Farrell set out to document some of the last living women in rural China with bound feet for her series, “Living History.

A pair of shoes worn by a woman with bound feet (Jo Farrell)

An image from Jo Farrell's upcoming book shows the feet of Yang Jinge, 87.

Resource: Ms Farrell said she hoped that when completed her project would be a useful

Si Yin Zhin, 90 years old in 2011

Bound feet foot binding. Photo: Jo Farrell.

The Chinese practice finally died out in the 1950s but that doesn't stop the women still living with it from suffering.

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Living with bound feet

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Photographer Jo Farrell has tracked down the last living survivors of a horrific practice that isn't as ancient as you think.

Foot binding in China | Ethnic Jewels Magazine For 1000 years tiny curved feet were considered the ultimate level of beauty in China.

Elderly Chinese villagers show off their bound feet

Thanks to Jo Farrell the stories of Su Xi Rong, Zhang Yun Ying and countless other Chinese bound feet women will not be forgotten. They are stories of pain, ...

Photo: Calvin Sit

Chinese foot binding - the toes were broken and folded under the foot. Chinese men thought smaller feet were "sexy". Chinese mothers would bind their ...

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Elderly Chinese villagers show off their bound feet

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“Girl with bound feet 1870-1890. The feet would then regularly be unbound, washed and kneaded, with additional pain often caused by beating the sol…

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"A comparison between a woman with normal feet (left) and a woman with bound feet in Foot binding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The end result of a lifetime of Chinese Foot Binding. Women with bound feet never

Footbinding in China involved breaking the arch of the foot and folding it backwards until a tiny index card appendage remained called "golden lotus feet.

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At its peak, foot binding, also known as 'Lotus feet' was thought

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That aesthetic led millions of parents, including those of 79-year-old Xiao Xou-Xiang, to bind their daughters' feet.

Chinese foot binding - the toes were broken and folded under the foot. Chinese men thought smaller feet were "sexy". Chinese mothers would bind their ...

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Foot binding (纏足; chánzú; literally "bound feet" or "Lotus feet" (縛腳) was the custom of applying painfully tight binding to the feet of young girls to ...

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Foot binding (lotus feet) is the antique custom of traditional Chinese society of binding the feet of girls painfully tight to prevent further growth.

A Chinese woman's bound foot, reduced to four inches to symbolize wealth and beauty.

A close up of the feet of an aristocratic Chinese woman deformed by binding. Foot binding in China was abolished in 1902

The girl's feet were first softened in warm animal blood and herbs and then would be massaged to relax the ligaments, allowing her toes to be curled under ...

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This is what a human foot looks like inside a conventional shoe. Any questions as to what causes bunions? This is the Western version of foot- binding!

If that's not mind-blowing enough, though, companies were still making shoes for women with “lotus feet” until 1999.

Penelope Chilvers gold leather espadrilles shoes 7 So soft on your feet, these gold metallic

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dichotomization: To bind feet, feet were first soaked in a warm bowl of herbs

Chinese foot binding, though is already prohibited in the laws, is one of an example and references to be suggested in this project.

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