A Chinese woman whose feet were bound in the late 1800s.While foot binding mostly fell out of favor by the 1930s. (50/77)

A Chinese woman whose feet were bound in the late 1800s.While foot binding mostly fell out of favor by the 1930s.

This painful tradition persisted in China for about 1,000 years. From getting their toes broken to having excess flesh snipped away, countless young girls endured an agonizing process to achieve an ideal three-inch foot, or a “golden lotus.” The last shoe factory making lotus shoes only closed in 1999.

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