19th century Qing- Manchu “flower boat” shoes—Manchu’s were forbidden to bind their girl’s feet by imperial edict. To recreate the swaying motion of ladies with bound feet, they created flower boat shoes. Which are still being used in Chinese opera.

19th century Qing- Manchu “flower boat” shoes—Manchu’s were forbidden to bind their girl’s feet by imperial edict. To recreate the swaying motion of ladies with bound feet, they created flower boat shoes. Which are still being used in Chinese opera.

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