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Fingernails in Imperial China In Imperial China it was customary for individuals of high social standing to grow their fingernails to excessive lengths. The impractical length of the fingernails...

Fingernails in Imperial China In Imperial China it was customary for individuals of high social standing to grow their fingernails to excessive lengths. The impractical length of the fingernails...

HORRIFIC: "Girl with bound feet 1870-1890. The feet would then regularly be unbound, washed and kneaded, with additional pain often caused by beating the sole of the foot to keep the bones broken. The feet were then rebound – ever more tightly each time. Whenever the binding session was over, the girl was immediately forced to walk on her feet to crush them further. None of this was carried out with any anesthetic."

HORRIFIC: "Girl with bound feet 1870-1890. The feet would then regularly be unbound, washed and kneaded, with additional pain often caused by beating the sole of the foot to keep the bones broken. The feet were then rebound – ever more tightly each time. Whenever the binding session was over, the girl was immediately forced to walk on her feet to crush them further. None of this was carried out with any anesthetic."

China. Rich Merchants Dining With Singing Girls, Pekin, China, c1901 //  Benjamin W. Kilburn

China. Rich Merchants Dining With Singing Girls, Pekin, China, c1901 // Benjamin W. Kilburn

Legend of Zhen Huan(Empresses In The Palace,甄嬛传).

Legend of Zhen Huan(Empresses In The Palace,甄嬛传).

antique chinese shoes/ Not so happy feet. i know they thank Yah for deliverance from bondage of such

antique chinese shoes/ Not so happy feet. i know they thank Yah for deliverance from bondage of such

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