Title

Shoes

Creator

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Source

David C. Graham Collection

Maxey Catalog Number

WHIT-G-0003

Description

One pair of women's shoes for bound feet. made of silk and cotton. Colors are lavender, green, black. These shoes, worn during the Qing Dynasty and after, are triangle shaped to accommodate a woman's bound foot. Foot binding was generally practiced by wealthy families because their daughters and wives were not expected to work. Possibly associated with WHIT-G-006. Artifact notes state: "Shoes for bound feet - Many were much smaller than these. Christians did not bind the feet of their girls. The practice has been outlawed since the Revolution." Tag found in files states: "3467 - Horse's hooves." Qing Dynasty 1644-1911.

Type

Physical object

Format

Silk and cotton

Number of Artifacts

2

Cultural Affiliation

Chinese

Spatial Coverage

China

Broad Date

1644/1911

Donor

Dr. David Crockett Graham

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