David C. Graham Collection
Maxey Catalog Number
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.
Silk and cotton
Number of Artifacts
Dr. David Crockett Graham
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