The Shaoyao Aisin Gioro insert agilely thread through another fine bead. A small silvery jewel for a moment hinges on a thin like a spider web, so that after a while you join your sisters, who have already stood in perfect rule. The girl looked carefully at his work, then she chose from a casket another ball, which also had to divide the fate of his companions. In this way, after several days of tedious work on Velvet red Shoes, a peculiar constellation was created.
"How good I don't have to wear them, even though they're destined for me," she sighed quietly. Miniature shoes on medium-sized heels were just 10 centimeters long and looked like they were sewn for a newborn, not an adult woman. The ancient customs, which is still reportedly from the Song dynasty, have been restrained by the girls, to ensure that they are well-married. It was believed that an unthinly painful procedure, permanent disability and pain for the rest of life accompanying the holder of the lotus feet "were to be rewarded with a wonderful life alongside the dream partner.
Shaoyao was born in Manchurian noble family Aisin Gioro and was closely related to the Qing House House, where he was opposed to these practices. The Manchu people, whose status was much higher than in China, believed it to be a barbarly and impractical, as it actually excluded women from active life. Manchurian women, which, on par with men, has been a novelty of horse riding, much more involved in the life of the community. Sometimes even with his brothers and husbands, they became a battle. The manor of Emperor Guangxu and his former, albeit still influential, Regent Empress Dowager Cixi attempted to prohibit restraining feet. Shaoyao's father, Judge Zhang, who wanted to sneak in the favor of the emperor and his manor, prophylaxis prevented the restraining feet of his daughters. In addition, the child's mother, who wanted to save their suffering, was also influenced by his decisions, and she was afraid of the fate of her friend's older daughter who died as a result of gangrene. The neighbors of the state Aisin Gioro whispers silently that Shaoyao's mother exposes the future of his daughters to a much worse fate. The same was extremely difficult to reconcile with the destiny of their own children, but they considered the treatment to be a higher necessity.
The absence of a lotus foot "largely hinted the finding for a young girl worthy of a candidate for a husband. However, the mother, Mrs. Mudan, has invented a clever plan to protect her daughter from old-fashioned. Well, a few months ago she persuaded her husband, and father Shaoyao, Haitang, Yulan and Chen, to send a member to his distant relative. It was the governor of the province, Uncle Liu, based in Chengdu. Because, because of his function, he lived with his family a couple of provinces further, his relative saw the last time, when she did not finish even a year. So nothing could know about girl’s ,,disadvantage". In addition, Judge Zhang to make credible the beauty of the girl, sent in a gift to his wife, two concubines and six daughters beautifully embroidered velvet,, lotus shoes "with assurances that they were special-not chosen by his daughters. A picture of Shaoyao in a traditional, refined Chinese dress is attached to the gift. However, the most important advantage of cheongsam has not proved to be intricous embroidery, but its length. Well, the garment perfectly obscure the feet. Adjoined by Uncle Liu, he agreed to prepare for the wedding, because his adult son ended shortly twenty years, and more attracted him overseas travels than to settle. Younker Wang was the only male descendant of Uncle Liu, and he was only able to assure the continuity of the family. Governor was afraid of the fate of his only son. On the one hand, she spoke of the father's love and fear of releasing the Wanga panic in a long journey, and on the other, the concern against the consequences of his possible premature and untimely death. He was afraid that there would be no one who could take over the name of the ancestral and worship the ancestors.