natural lotus feet


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Until the early 1930's was still possible to find a large majority of women in middle age living with visible effects of the Lotus shoes practice, where the feet were heavily bandaged to limit their growth. Known as Lotus shoes, this social practice began in the Chinese court in the twelfth century, and then reproduced by the peasant masses who imitated the elite.

This subjection of women, very painful and disabling, generated a high-cost mental, social, and that somehow reminded me of the beauty standards that are still imposed by our actual society on women, eight centuries later.

> delicate natural feet on sandals, at a village on the suburban area of Guangzhou city, China.

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> Through the door of the temple, village on the suburban area of Guangzhou city, China.


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Local Opera at the village, around Guangzhou, China.

charming smile


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Fans enjoy a long history of about 3 thousand years in China.
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> Village on the suburban area of Guangzhou city, China.

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