Foot Binding-An Ancient Chinese Practice

Tweet Foot Binding A famous British photographer, Jo Farrell, was able to track down the last living survivors of foot binding in rural China.   Foot binding is the inhumane practice of severely altering the shape of a woman’s foot starting at a young age. The origins of  foot-binding is said to have been inspired by a tenth-century court dancer named Yao Niang who bound her feet into the shape of a new moon. From the start, foot-binding was imbued as sexual and also as a form of wealth and a symbol of the elite. The binding of the foot…