Foot binding was the custom of applying tight binding to the feet of young girls to modify the shape and size of their feet. The practice possibly originated among upper class court dancers during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period in 10th century China, then gradually became popular among the elite during the Song dynasty. Foot binding eventually spread to most social classes by the Qing dynasty and the practice finally came to an end in the early 20th century. Bound feet were at one time considered a status symbol as well as a mark of beauty. Yet, foot binding was a painful practice and significantly limited the mobility of women, resulting in lifelong disabilities for most of its subjects. Feet altered by binding were called lotus feet.
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Why Do 90% Of Guys' Toes Look Like This And When Will It Stop?
The latest to join this bandwagon is this accurate AF toe analysis, which says that each toe type gives some insight into our personality traits. A pretty common foot type, the Egyptian toe is distinguished by a long big toe, followed by the other toes tapering at a 45 degree angle. The entire foot is at an incline, and usually longer and narrower than other shapes. People who have feet like this have a royal air about them, and love extra pampering.
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