Thursday, May 20, 2010
Shoe museum in Tianjin Municipality
The Huaxia Shoe Culture Museum is a private shoe museum in Tianjin Municipality. A new exhibition highlighting China's 5,000 years of shoe culture opened recently. On display are more than 1,000 pairs of shoes, a wide collection of shoe designs, and traditional shoe-making techniques. Among the exhibited shoes are a wide selection of “Lotus Shoes” for bound-feet. Shoe making in China dates back to over 5000 years ago when it was recorded on ancient painted pottery. Today China is the biggest shoe making nation in the world and exported 8.17 billion pairs of shoes in 2009.