Feet Of Pain
Zhou Guizhen is the last woman in China to follow the foot binding tradition. You won’t believe what you see.
Guizhen says she can’t dance or move properly anymore. Was it worth it?
No Wedding Dance For Her
She regrets binding her feet, but at the time no one would marry you if you didn’t. Um, stay single next time, sister.
Joe Farrell, a photographer, is cataloging other women like Zhou who suffered from this practice.
The practice broke the women’s toes so they could fit their feet in very small shoes. And left a gaping crater in the middle of their feet.
Comparative western traditions would include high heels, but they are obviously less extreme. Curled toes are supposed to be a GOOD thing. Not in China.