The most important detail of Curti’s wax models was what they were wearing. Women all over France, England and neighboring countries would visit Curtis’s Salon to see Marie Antoinette’s favorite dress made by her personal stylist, Rose Bertin or the King’s mistress, Madame du Barry lounging in all her finery. Just as we look at mannequins in store windows, Parisians stopped by Curtis’s Salon to see what the fashion cognoscenti were wearing. Those displayed at the time includes Marie Anotinette and King Louis XVI. Curtis’s most popular tableau by far was “Marie Antoinette and her family eating dinner”.
MARIAGE RITUALS AROUND THE WORLD FAR EAST CHINA Since the beginning of the history, people has been mentioning that there are important events in a person’s life. These are imperial examination, marriage and a birth of a son. Over two thousand years, marriage was so important for China. While a marriage meant the loss of a daughter for the girl’s family, it meant well-fare and the permanency of the lineage for the boy’s family. There are three letters and six etiquettes traditions in a Chinese weddings.
Under the Sakdina social hierarchy system, it was common to give women as a reward for military achievement, service Thai men that worked for wealthy family, and exchanged or taken as concubines by elite man (Tarancon, 2013). From the late 1700s to 1850s, the expansion of the rice export economy initiated an influx of Chinese labors and sex workers coming to Thailand (Tarancon, 2013). After the 1855, the Bowring Treaty, signed between the Great Britain and Thailand, has opened Thailand to international trade, bringing women and children to Thailand to either marry or become prostitutes for Chinese migrant workers (Tarancon, 2013). In the 1900s, Thailand has opened relations with the Western world. Consequently, Thai government reformed its rules, laws, policies, and regulations, especially the issue of slavery, polygamy, and prostitution to demonstrate that
For instance, my neighbor Boudour, a thirteen year-old girl, was forced by her father to marry a fifty nine year-old man for 5000$ in return. Moreover, arranged marriage saves wealth and inheritance; that’s why it’s quite common in Aristocratic and royal families. Indeed, couples in noble families are matched in most of the cases. Like for patrilineal and matrilineal families, many marriages are arranged in order to save inheritance within the same ancestor. Therefore, economic benefits cause planned marriage to
It is defined as “a marriage in which the husband and wife are chosen for each other by their parents.” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “Arranged Marriages”) typically with similar cultural backgrounds and is predetermined to be married by their parents. To be specific, this tradition is most recognized in eastern-based cultures and still continues these traditions even today. Arranged marriages have known to exist since ages and still remains to be a highly sign of respect to elders when they pave the way of arranged marriages for their younger ones (“Essay on Arrange Marriage vs. Love Marriage”). However, most women in eastern cultures
Even giving it a name and calling it their latest baby. For a moment, if the lady is in a relationship, the man is on hold and the shoe gets all the attention. There are a lot of shoes in the industry, shoes for office wear, shoes for the beach and even shoes to move about in while at home. This makes the list long and the relationship between women and their shoes an even tricky one. When it comes to fashion, women have got this special relationship which they tend to build with whatever they buy, be it a dress or jewellery, but when it comes to shoes, the story takes a twist.
Foot binding is the custom of wrapping a girl’s feet tightly in strips of cloth to stunt the growth of feet. It was very common in China, because it was considered pretty and dainty for a female to have small feet. The tradition of foot binding started in the 9th century. A common story told from the origin of this custom is that a concubine had large feet, and was unhappy with it. She told the emperor to order all the girls in court to bind their feet simply because it was elegant and beautiful.
Once they are married, the children also need to go through the same process. The society thought small feet were beautiful. Foucault used the word docile has a body to be transformed and improved, with this reference a women's body is being improved, with their feet being transformed and broken. While foot binding represent beauty in Chinese culture. While the history of foot binding can be
Double folded means provide double happiness to both the bride and bridegroom families happiness. These double folded paper cuts usually can be found on the teapot, wedding cards, knotted wall hangings, and many more. They are to be hung and cannot be separated during the marriage period. If it is been separated, it will bring bad luck to the marriage (Chinese-traditions-and-culture.com, 2015). For example the most common paper cuts that can be seen oftenly will be the doubled Chinese character 囍 (xi).