How did foot binding distinguish various classes in China?
Foot Binding was also used to distinguish various classes in China (especially aristocrats and the wealthy), because the men who married wives who had foot binding needed to be wealthy enough to support the wife and the family. That is why the wealthy in the Ming dynasty and the Qing dynasty practiced foot binding on women. ...
Asked in Religion & Spirituality
Is foot binding part of a religion?
Foot binding is not part of a religion, it is a very old tradition to the Chinese. It is part of discipline when you are at a young age, and they like their feet small and tiny for women there are petite, small, graceful and usually strict. There are many stories about foot binding, though. It was a very popular style back then, so many families took into foot binding. It also became a disability problem for many when born. ...
Asked in China and Chinese Territories
What is foot binding?
Foot binding is the custom of applying tight binding to the feet of young girls to keep the feet small. The practice became popular in the 10th or 11th century, as a means of displaying status, and was eventually adopted as a symbol of beauty in Chinese culture. ...
What does Chinese foot binding do to a womans foot?
It breaks the woman's bones in her foot and the four small toes are bended backwards and the big toe is kept their and the bended foot part is covered and held together. Foot binding makes the woman's arch in their foot grow and their feet become small and do not grow any more and now it is forbidden. ...