Bound Feet Shoe Maker

A man cut silk fabric to making bound feet shoe at Bound Feet Shoe shop in Malacca 160 miles from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. October 7, 2011. The whole process of making a pair of bound feet shoes takes around 3 days. So-called bound feet shoes were originally introduced into China, allegedly by the concubine of an emperor, but began to disappear around 1915. These handmade shoes are still made in Malaysia and cost around US$ 30 per pair. Photo by Fazrul Hasnor

A man cuts silk fabric from a pattern, one of the processes of making bound feet shoes at Bound Feet Shoe shop in Malacca 160 miles from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. October 7, 2011. The whole process of making a pair of bound feet shoes takes around 3 days. So-called bound feet shoes were originally introduced into China, allegedly by the concubine of an emperor, but began to disappear around 1915. These handmade shoes are still made in Malaysia and cost around US$ 30 per pair. Photo by Fazrul Hasnor

A man uses special glue to combine the silk fabrics together at Bound Feet Shoe shop in Malacca 160 miles from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. October 7, 2011. The whole process of making a pair of bound feet shoes takes around 3 days. So-called bound feet shoes were originally introduced into China, allegedly by the concubine of an emperor, but began to disappear around 1915. These handmade shoes are still made in Malaysia and cost around US$ 30 per pair. Photo by Fazrul Hasnor

A man uses special glue to combine the silk fabrics together at Bound Feet Shoe shop in Malacca 160 miles from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. October 7, 2011. The whole process of making a pair of bound feet shoes takes around 3 days. So-called bound feet shoes were originally introduced into China, allegedly by the concubine of an emperor, but began to disappear around 1915. These handmade shoes are still made in Malaysia and cost around US$ 30 per pair. Photo by Fazrul Hasnor

A bound feet shoemaker hammering a shoe after using special glue to bind the fabrics together at Bound Feet Shoe shop in Malacca 160 miles from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. October 7, 2011. The whole process of making a pair of bound feet shoes takes around 3 days. So-called bound feet shoes were originally introduced into China, allegedly by the concubine of an emperor, but began to disappear around 1915. These handmade shoes are still made in Malaysia and cost around US$ 30 per pair. Photo by Fazrul Hasnor

A bound feet shoemaker sewing the silk fabrics together at Bound Feet Shoe shop in Malacca 160 miles from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. October 7, 2011. The whole process of making a pair of bound feet shoes takes around 3 days. So-called bound feet shoes were originally introduced into China, allegedly by the concubine of an emperor, but began to disappear around 1915. These handmade shoes are still made in Malaysia and cost around US$ 30 per pair. Photo by Fazrul Hasnor

A man shows off a pair of bound feet shoes after finishing making them at Bound Feet Shoe shop in Malacca 160 miles from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. October 7, 2011. The whole process of making a pair of bound feet shoes takes around 3 days. So-called bound feet shoes were originally introduced into China, allegedly by the concubine of an emperor, but began to disappear around 1915. These handmade shoes are still made in Malaysia and cost around US$ 30 per pair. Photo by Fazrul Hasnor

Examples of bound feet shoes are seen here displayed at Bound Feet Shoe shop in Malacca 160 miles from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. October 7, 2011. The whole process of making a pair of bound feet shoes takes around 3 days. So-called bound feet shoes were originally introduced into China, allegedly by the concubine of an emperor, but began to disappear around 1915. These handmade shoes are still made in Malaysia and cost around US$ 30 per pair. Photo by Fazrul Hasnor

An example of bound feet shoes are seen here displayed at Bound Feet Shoe shop in Malacca 160 miles from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. October 7, 2011. The whole process of making a pair of bound feet shoes takes around 3 days. So-called bound feet shoes were originally introduced into China, allegedly by the concubine of an emperor, but began to disappear around 1915. These handmade shoes are still made in Malaysia and cost around US$ 30 per pair. Photo by Fazrul Hasnor

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