Traditional Chinese cloth shoes
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Buxie(cloth shoes) shoes , some times also called Chinese flats, was originated as early as 3000 years ago. During Qing Dynasty(1644-1911) , cloth shoes were worn by most of Chinese people, becoming part of their daily life.
The soles of Cloth shoes are usually made of 32-layers of cloth and thus become known as one-thousand-layered shoes. to allow such shoes to breathe, as well as being elastic, water-proof, and warp-proof, 100 stitches per square inch of the sole were required. On completion of this stitching, the sole would be soaked in water at a temperature between 80 and 100 degrees Centigrade, and then be hammered, shaped and dried.
Among the Chinese cloth shoes, perhaps the most famous ones are Xiuhua shoes, namely embroidered shoes. Embroidered shoes is a embody of oriental aesthetics, with beautiful patterns in the shoe cover, shoe toe, shoe heel, shoe cushion, shoe throat and shoe toe, etc. The topics of the embroidered shoes are Chinese folk-customs and folk cultures, the basic patterns of embroidered shoes are flowers, birds, animals, sceneries, figures from the traditional Chinese dramas. There are also some auspicious patterns such as lotus seeds (symbol of birth of a child) , pomegranate (other known as Chinese apple, symbol of offspring multiplied ) , flying dragon and dancing phoenix (symbol of happy marriage ) .
The cloth shoes that we supply are completely made of cloth (such as cotton cloth, silk cloth) . They are healthy, comfortable, environmental-friendly, and full of oriental flavors.