Kecantikan : Bengkung Kaki
The Allure of the Bound Foot
For over a thousand years, foot binding (three-inch golden lotus) was practised by women in China as part of a culture associated with rites, music and civilised institutions and as an ornament of the body. This practice was once considered as an attractive way to exhibit beauty. The book provides us with a deeper understanding of the cultural, historical and socio-political motives behind this practice. 132 pages with lots of colourful photos of the shoes. The book is bilingual (Malay and English) The book was written as background to an exhibition.
Published by Department of Museums and Antiquities. Kuala Lumpur. 2004. ISBN: 9789679935356
Condition: New. Paperback.