Chinese Foot Binding

Why was Chinese Foot Binding done?

Chinese Foot Binding was a destructive and harmful practice in which the feet of young girls was tightly bound to prevent the feet from growing and can be fitted into the petite lotus shoes. This was done as it was considered that a smaller foot in the female was more desirable and erotic and a higher price could be asked for as a dowry for a bride with smaller feet.. The practice is now illegal as it was so harmful.

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Sources:
https://podiatryfaq.com/knowledge-base/when-did-chinese-foot-binding-start/
http://podiatryarena.com/index.php?threads/chinese-foot-binding.11520/
https://podiapaedia.org/wiki/footwear/culture/chinese-foot-binding/