What is it like living with the effects of Chinese foot binding?
The Guardian shares beautiful pictures and profiles of the last remaining women who participated in the ancient beauty practice of Chinese foot binding. The Atlantic has a short article describing the origin of the practice: The first recorded binding occurred in the Five Dynasties and Ten States period in the 10th century. According to the story, an emperor had a favorite concubine, a dancer who built a gilded stage in the shape of a lotus flower. When she bound her feet into a ... Continue Reading