A glimpse of traditional Chinese shoes
Posted 13 August 2008 - 12:30 PM
Posted 13 August 2008 - 03:21 PM
Would that be Hua + what ever pot is, or is that one word.... does anyone have the characters?
You can only go halfway into the darkest forest; then you are coming out the other side.
Posted 13 August 2008 - 10:10 PM
There are many pictures of shoes for bound feet in Dorothy Ko's Every Step a Lotus. Ko's book was designed to accompany an exhibition of such shoes at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. A few of the photos can be seen in the link I provide. Apart from the book cover, check pages 8, 33, and 39. Dozens more pictures appear in the actual book.
The shoes on the cover and on p. 8 are from between 1890 and 1910. Those on p. 33 are from the twentieth century. Page 39 has a picture of "cloud-tip male shoes from a Tang-dynasty tomb in Astana, outside the city of Turfan."
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