Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe - jef1000

Jeff Malet Photography

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Amy - "Consort Zhen" - favorite consort of the Guangxu Emperor (1871–1908) of the Qing Dynasty in China. Notice the interesting platform shoes. Those platform shoes were about three and half to four inches high. The platform was in the middle of the sole, which made it somewhat hard to wear and walk on, but made them walk with good posture and dainty small steps. The unusual head dress was somewhat heavy but added grace and height to the wearer