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I find this fascinating since this girl appears to be of African decent based on bone structure, facial features and hair, but is in oroental clothing with bound feet.   Lotus Feet (Zakia as Chinese girl with bound feet)  by Elena Kalis

I find this fascinating since this girl appears to be of African decent based on bone structure, facial features and hair, but is in oroental clothing with bound feet. Lotus Feet (Zakia as Chinese girl with bound feet) by Elena Kalis

I could camp in this. Lotus Belle, beautiful handmade glamping tents, yurt, tipi, teepee, burning man

16ft Lotus Belle Deluxe Tent yurt, burning man, glamping festival tent

I could camp in this. Lotus Belle, beautiful handmade glamping tents, yurt, tipi, teepee, burning man

Foot Bound Girls, Liao Chow, Shansi, China [c1930] IE Oberholtzer Beauty is often held to be in the eye of the beholder. One of the most famous, yet puzzling, but distinctly Chinese ideas thereof resided in the form of Bound Feet 纏足. This was done by the forcible breaking, folding and binding of young girls feet, so that the resultant footprint was only about half or a third of the size that it would naturally be.

Foot Bound Girls, Liao Chow, Shansi, China [c1930] IE Oberholtzer Beauty is often held to be in the eye of the beholder. One of the most famous, yet puzzling, but distinctly Chinese ideas thereof resided in the form of Bound Feet 纏足. This was done by the forcible breaking, folding and binding of young girls feet, so that the resultant footprint was only about half or a third of the size that it would naturally be.

Chinese women with the smallest feet were given the greatest chance of living a life of luxury and wealth but the process and results were agonising and dangerous.

The last of the women with bound feet: 102-year-old whose toes were be

Chinese women with the smallest feet were given the greatest chance of living a life of luxury and wealth but the process and results were agonising and dangerous.

paintswithwords:  agoodthinghappened:  Lotus flower - IMG_5179-1-800 by Bahman Farzad on Flickr.  :)

paintswithwords: agoodthinghappened: Lotus flower - IMG_5179-1-800 by Bahman Farzad on Flickr. :)

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