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China Hong Kong Old Card Native Chinese Ladies Woman Lotus Feet Foot Binding FanVintage Old Small Card. 6.8cm x 9cm. Hong Kong Hongkong China. Ethnic Life. Native Chinese Woman Lady with Small Lotus Feet. Foot Binding. Fan Fans. Traditional Costumes.
Printed on back : County Borough of West Ham, Russell Road, Boys' School. Name, Date.
Publisher: E.S.A. London
Series No: 8
Background: One billion women in China have had to do foot binding for nearly 1000 years. It was an attempt to stop the growth of the feet. The reason for women binding their feet went deeper than fashion and reflected the role of women in Chinese society. It was necessary then in China for a woman to have bound feet in order to achieve a good life.
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