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The History of Foot Binding in China

March 12, 2020

Title text 'binding feet" and hands holding the bones of a bound foot

How and why were the feet of young Chinese girls bound? Mütter Museum Educator Marcy Engleman walks us through the history and methods of foot binding. Please note that the bound foot in this video is a model, but you can see an actual preserved bound foot in from our collection online or in person when you come visit.