Blue with green trim and pink flowers embroidered on the sides.;The practice of binding women's feet was widespread throughout China, and occurred among all class and social divisions except in a few minority groups. The process began at a very early age; mothers traditionally insisted that their daughters' feet be bound, as the practice was widely seen as a requirement by prospective suitors. Foot binding was outlawed at the beginning of the Republic period (1912-1949), but continued into the 1920s. The last shoe-producing factory did not close until 2001. Consequently, one cannot assume shoes for bound feet date to the early 20th century or earlier.
Embroidered, Silk, Cotton, Leather
Gift Of Timmer, Magdalena Koets
Timmer, Magdalena Koets