21 May New research suggests the excruciatingly painful practice of foot-binding has been massively misunderstood. Translation for 'bound' in the free English-Chinese dictionary and many other Chinese translations. 19 Jun Photographer Jo Farrell is documenting their lives, and their feet. British photographer Jo Farrell is documenting a tradition that is dying out with China’s oldest women: foot binding. After soaking in warm herbs and animal blood, the toes would be curled over to the sole of the.