During the 19th century it was estimated that around half of all Chinese women had bound feet. Foot binding started in the Song Dynasty and was outlawed after the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in 1912. Despite this it was still practice not only in remote areas but also in big cities like Beijing.
This exhibition will share some of the stories of the very last ladies left with bound feet. They suffered tremendously when they were trying to achieve the perfect little foot. The opening of exhibition will happen on 17th January where will not be available for the public. But after that, people can visit whenever the Café Zarah opens.
Free. 10am-11pm. Zarah. 46 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. 东城区鼓楼东大街42号. (8403 9807)