Chinese Invention: foot binding

David R. and Nathan C.

What Is It?

Foot binding is when you wrap some cloth that hurts untill your foot stops growing then you take it off. They make their own special shoes to fit their feet. The girls would tie a tight cloth around their feet to prevent grouth. After their feet were narrow they said they look "lady like.The bone then forms into an upsides down U.

How It Helped Them

It helped them by making them look "beutiful". Most mothers only let their sons marry someone if their feet were bound. They also tried to make their feet smell good.
LOTUS FOOT, bound foot



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