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  • Every Step a Lotus: Shoes for Bound Feet

    In Every Step a Lotus, Dorothy Ko embarks on a fascinating exploration of the practice of footbinding in China, explaining its origins, purpose, and spread before the nineteenth century. She uses women's own voices to reconstruct the inner chambers of a Chinese house where women with bound feet lived and worked. Focusing on the material aspects of footbinding and shoemaking--the tools needed, the procedures, the wealth of symbolism in the shoes, and the amazing regional variations in style--she contends

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  • Chinese Foot Binding Lotus Feet Tiny Shoe Image Pendant Keychain

    Up for sale is this beautiful handmade pendant Keychain.Something For Everyone Keychains like this make great gifts for holidays, birthdays, special or group events. Find the right design for you, for a family member, a friend, or a coworker. We have tons of designs available and always adding new designs every week.Materials The pendant and key ring (split ring) is made out of a metal alloy.Dimensions The Pendant is 25mm in diameter (about 1 inch).The key ring (split ring) measures about 24mm

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    Pendant, Designer, Metal, Key Ring, Keychain, Handmade
  • Lotus Climbing Shoe - Women's

    Mad Rock Lotus Climbing Shoe - Women 's MRC000F Upper Material: Syn Flex Closure : hook -and -loop strap Midsole: Arch Flex (polycarbonate ) Rubber : [bottom ] Science Friction 3.0, [rand] R2 Profile : downturned , Concave DDS Asymmetrical Curvature : aggressive Claimed Weight: [single, size 9] 8.1 oz Recommended Use: sport climbing, bouldering Manufacturer Warranty: limited lifetime Mad Rock Lotus Climbing Shoe - Women 's Description Put some zen on your feet. The hardest sends always seem to

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    Designer, Rock, System, Powered, Single
  • Rare Antique Oriental Lotus Shoes, Tiny for Bound Feet Women!

    RARE! The ancient tradition of binding the feet of the upper class women of a China long gone, to make them more appealing and valuable as a bride or concubine, seems tortuous to our modern sensibilities. The practice of foot binding began in the Sung dynasty (960-976 BC), reportedly to imitate an imperial concubine who was required to dance with her feet bound. By the 12th century, the practice was widespread and more severe girls feet were bound so tightly and early in life that they were unable to dance

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    Long, Small, Repair
  • You Think Your Shoes Are Uncomfortable?

    You Think Your Shoes Are Uncomfortable ? October 30, 2011 This Asian custom seems very crazy to us here in the U.S., but is something that is important in many Asian cultures. I would strongly advise to not try this at home. Instead you can get some comfy shoes that let your feet spread out at E.G.Geller. Read more about foot binding below.

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    Home, Custom
  • Back to School Shoes! Give Your Child a Healthy Start

    Back to School Shoes! Give Your Child a Healthy Start Back to School Shoes! Give Your Child a Healthy Start Posted on August 9, 2006 by Those lazy, barefoot summer days are coming to an end—time to shop for those back-to-school shoes. No doubt your kids feet have grown quite a bit (again), but getting a larger shoe should be just part of your checklist. Leading children’s podiatrists agree that choosing the proper footwear for your kids is a decision that will impact the lifelong health of your child. Good

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    Impact, Long, Soft, Starting, Functional, Flexible
  • Every Step a Lotus: Shoes for Bound Feet

    In Every Step a Lotus, Dorothy Ko embarks on a fascinating exploration of the practice of footbinding in China, explaining its origins, purpose, and spread before the nineteenth century. She uses women's own voices to reconstruct the inner chambers of a Chinese house where women with bound feet lived and worked. Focusing on the material aspects of footbinding and shoemaking--the tools needed, the procedures, the wealth of symbolism in the shoes, and the amazing regional variations in style--she contends

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  • Every Step a Lotus: Shoes for Bound Feet

    In "Every Step a Lotus, " Dorothy Ko embarks on a fascinating exploration of the practice of footbinding in China, explaining its origins, purpose, and spread before the nineteenth century. She uses women's own voices to reconstruct the inner chambers of a Chinese house where women with bound feet lived and worked. Focusing on the material aspects of footbinding and shoemaking--the tools needed, the procedures, the wealth of symbolism in the shoes, and the amazing regional variations in style--she contends

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  • Foot Binding and Lotus Shoes: An entry from UXL's Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages

    This digital document is an article from Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages , brought to you by Gale®, a part of Cengage Learning, a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. The length of the article is 776 words. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser. Provides a broad overview

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