bound foot boot

Single bound foot boot with a pointed toe, wide shaft, and arched sole. The upper is of stiffened yellow silk embroidered with two floral sprays at the vamp, edged with green woven ribbon with yellow and white floral motifs, and a blue silk top-band. It is lined with white cotton. It has an arched wooden sole, with a high heel covered with white cotton, and with two top-pieces of quilted cotton with printed designs of black vegetation.

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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