Shoes have a long history. About 5,000 years ago, during the Yangshao Cultural Period, primitive people sewed animal skin shoes with bone needles to protect their feet.
Moccasins generally refer to shoes hand-woven from grass. Straw shoes originated in China very early and have a long history. It can be regarded as an important invention of the Chinese.
The history of making straw shoes in China dates back to the ancient times when the skin of the animal is a skirt and the leaves are a skirt. But who invented the sandals is hard to say. The earliest writings about straw shoes were recorded in The Book of Songs and Wei Feng: The entanglement of Ge Ge, can you apply frost? Ge is a kind of hemp grass, Ge Ge is actually straw shoes. And according to Li Shizhen s Compendium of Materia Medica , Shi Zhen said: The official text of the Emperor Huangdi, started to perform, even today s straw shoes. Means that the emperor Huang Di invented the straw shoes.
Who, then, is the Emperor Huangdi? According to rumors, Huangdi s court officials were irregular, and straw shoes were invented by him. At that time, his name was 扉 . In the Shang and Zhou dynasties, there were records of hemp as shoes, leather soles said 扉, wooden soles said 舄.
However, there are also legends that straw shoes were invented by Zhang Guolao, a poor man in ancient times. He lived by cutting firewood all year round. Because he often went up the mountain barefoot, his feet were always tied with blood, so he figured out how to cover his feet with straw, but the straw was easy to break, so he turned the straw into a straw rope Straw with bottom and face.
However, in private, the ancestor of the straw shoe industry is Liu Bei. Because Luo Guanzhong wrote in The Romance of the Three Kingdoms: Liu Bei s family was poor, and he used to sell straw shoes for a living. So Liu Bei became the ancestor of straw sandals.
In any case, although the straw sandals are simple and not even real shoes, the raw materials of straw sandals are widely sourced in rural areas, easy to collect, ordinary people can make their own, and the method is simple, very economical, and can be worn with the editor. In addition, the performance of straw shoes is also good, Chang Wu Zhi said: Chen Qiao straw sandals, very light weight, thin and loose bottom, moisture is easy to penetrate … There are brown knots, brown nature is not wet, it is the easiest in the rainy days. Therefore, all the way up to the court s prestige and down to the wild hunting coffin can be toe-to-toe suit or grass-footed Haoxi ., Bearers, and monks traveling around the world are almost all accompanied by straw shoes.
The Han Dynasty called straw shoes don t borrow , according to the Five Chiefs explained: If you don t borrow, you can also use straw shoes, because they are used by everyone, you don t have to borrow, so you don t borrow the name. .
In the Tang Dynasty, straw shoes were called straw shoes, and they were often made of pampas grass and miscanthus. In the Tang Dynasty, Wu Yuejian weaves high-headed grass shoes, as thin as hoe, nothing in the previous generation. In the middle of the Tang Dynasty, tree palms were also used to weave straw shoes. Straw shoes made of this material were also called brown shoes. The Tang Dynasty poet Dai Shulun s Remember the Lord states: One or two brown shoes, eight feet rattan, Guangling travels and Jinling, indicating that there are already many people wearing brown shoes.
In the Song Dynasty, straw sandals were still common, but most of them were men. According to the literature, Pu shoes are popular in the world, but they are all men s clothes. Su Shi often wears straw shoes, and he is in the poem Chen Yun Fen Bao Jue Yin said: Mang shoes and bamboo sticks are wrapped around, covering Qianshan and Wanshui.
Since ancient times, there have been many poems and folk songs of playing sandals. One writer wrote a word of straw shoes: Little youth, young and old, yellow, ten knots and twins. If you can fight, you will be in the same heart, afraid of others. Short and long. Yun Yu matter, I take it, but unfortunately I can not enter the orchid house; one day, my stomach is broken, and old love and new love are left beside the road.
There is also a folk song about straw shoes related to love: The new straw sandals have eight strands of rope, and Amei has edited it to go to rub it with brothers. It costs lamp oil and feet, and the straw sandals accompany my brother. The new straw sandals have eight tendons. The straw shoes were rotten, and turned around halfway.
The moccasins also have a very loud name, called Red Army Shoes. In the mid-1930s, during the long march of 25,000 miles, the Chinese Army of Workers and Peasants, under extremely difficult conditions, relied on their own straw shoes, over the mountains, and completed the long march of 25,000 miles. The straw shoes were given to Lang, and the North and South battles were won. The soldiers wore over the mountains, thousands of people turned to enjoy peace, and folks walked with the party to follow the party, and swords and mountains do not look back and other folk songs, so the straw shoes became a symbol of revolution.