All posts tagged: Chinese

In Other Shoes – Chinese Lotus Shoes

  Sometimes footwear isn’t just footwear. Sometimes it tells the story of much more – traditional gender roles, power structures, and customs of aesthetics. We’ve described the old Chinese tradition of foot binding on the blog before, explaining why the shoes we display from this region […]

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In Other Shoes – Chinese Children’s Shoes

From traditional lotus shoes to these ballerinas, Tuxen’s shoe collection also contained children’s footwear of Asian traditions. Read his notes to learn which insect the shoes are meant to resemble: “Chinese children’s shoes. Bought on September 12th, 1957, by antiques salesman Suude in Copenhagen for 20 Danish […]

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