bound foot shoes

A pair of bound feet indoor shoes for a woman with pointed toes curved downward and arched soles. The upper is of yellow silk embroidered with floral designs in shades of blue, edged with ribbons and green silk top-band. Back flap in ruyi-shape of pale blue silk extends from ankle. Lined with green cotton. Arched wooden sole with high heel which is covered with white silk, and with two top-pieces of quilted white cotton.

See pp.112-113. Ko, Dorothy (2001), 'Every Step A Lotus: Shoes for Bound Feet', L.A., Berkeley: University of California Press.

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