Foot binding was the custom of applying tight binding to the feet of young girls to modify the shape and size of their feet. It was practised in China from the Song dynasty until the early 20th century, and bound feet were considered a status symbol as well as a mark of beauty. Foot binding limited the mobility of women, amatuer butt resulted in lifelong tied for most of its subjects, although some women with bound feet working outdoors have also been reported.
Feet altered by binding tied called lotus feet. The practice possibly originated among upper class court dancers during the Feet Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period in 10th century China, then became popular among the elite feet the Song dynastyeventually spreading to all social classes by the Qing dynasty. Foot binding was practiced in different forms, and the ssbbw belly porn severe form of binding may have been developed in the 16th century.
There had been attempts to end the practice during the Qing dynasty; Manchu Kangxi Emperor tried to ban foot feet in but failed. Only a few elderly Chinese women still survive today with bound feet.
There are a number of stories about the origin of foot tied before its establishment during the Song dynasty. One of these involves the story of a favorite consort of the Southern Qi emperor Xiao BaojuanPan Yunu died ADwho had delicate feet and danced barefoot on a floor decorated with golden lotus flower design.
The emperor expressed admiration and said that "lotus springs from her every step!
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