Remembering the story of the 3-inch shoe! - Anthony Van Lam

Anthony Van Lam

Remembering the story of the 3-inch shoe!

Framed: 50 x 50 cmWatercolour on paper
Red is a popular colour in Chinese culture, symbolizing luck, joy, and Happiness. It also represents celebration, vitality, and fertility. Red is the traditional colour worn by Chinese brides as it's believed to ward off evil.

The bride-to-be is wearing her traditional heavily adorned headpiece called the Fengguan. (Chinese: 鳳冠; pinyin: fèngguān). This traditional Chinese headgear was worn mainly by noblewomen during the Ming dynasty for ceremonies or official occasions. It is also traditional headgear for brides. Along with brides and her red raging Fengguan, she is staring at the past of the 3 inch Lotus shoe!