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The last of the women with bound feet: 102-year-old whose toes were be

Chinese women with the smallest feet were given the greatest chance of living a life of luxury and wealth but the process and results were agonising and dangerous.


Xi Wangmu, literally Queen Mother of the West's official Taoist title is Yaochi Jinmu (瑤池金母), or the Golden Mother of the Shining Lake. T'ang dynasty biographers name her: The Primordial Ruler, Metal (Gold) Mother; Metal (Gold) Mother of Tortoise Mountain, She of the Nine Numina and the Grand Marvel; and the Perfected Marvel of the Western Florescence and the Ultimate Worthy of the Grotto Yin. Wow!