Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Tiny Chinese Feet
For a thousand years women with intentionally tiny and deformed feet were considered highly erotic. These deformities were created by tightly bandaging the feet from an early age. Many girls became so deformed and disabled that they had to be carried everywhere. The origins of foot binding are unclear although evidence suggests it started as far back as the Sung dynasty in AD 960-1280. It was eventually banned in 1911.