On July 13, the “rusty shoes wrapped in feet” were photographed in the Qinghai Tu Museum. (For more exciting, please pay attention to the headline: Shixin Vision)
Visitors watch the “rusty shoes wrapped in feet” inside the Turkish Museum. The “rusty shoes” are actually the “three-inch golden lotus” introduced in the book.
Qing Dynasty Qinghai three-inch golden lotus embroidered shoes are shoes worn by women in the Qing Dynasty, and in ancient times, women wrapped their toes with cloth from childhood (about seven or eight years old), and pressed all four fingers except the big toe under the soles of the feet. Therefore, the toes are deformed and become small feet that are no longer than three or four inches long, similar to triangular shapes. The beautiful name of this small foot and its shoes is the “three-inch golden lotus”.
According to the analysis of archaeological data, the Southern Tang monarch Li Houzhu was the initiator of women’s foot binding. Lord Li liked beauty and music, and in order to find pleasure, he asked the palace dancers to wrap their feet with silk drapery and dance on a lotus platform made of gold, hence the name “Golden Lotus”. Later, the wind of foot binding blew out of the palace wall to the people, and some fashionable women began to imitate, and poems singing about small-footed golden lotuses appeared in the Song Dynasty, indicating that the aesthetic taste of the ruling class for the “three-inch golden lotus” at that time had quietly formed.
Several tourists took photos in front of the “Rusty Shoes” display case.
Time shifted to the Yuan Dynasty, and only women from rich families could bind their feet; In the Ming Dynasty, there was a ban, women of the untouchable class were not allowed to bind their feet, and in the Qing Dynasty, foot binding was very popular, and men married wives, and they had to have small feet, and they were ashamed of their big feet as ugly. With the appreciation and worship of small feet, the physical and mental destruction of women has reached an incomparable level.
The docent tells the mottled history of “rusty shoes”. (For more exciting, please pay attention to the headline: Shixin Vision)