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Well, you are postulating wind chimes, which I find unlikely, since they are easily broken, and it would seem to be a rather trivial function for items of such complexity and craftmanship, made out of an absolutely unique natural material. IMHO the best of these were made for the top man or woman, had religious significance, and were ultimately buried with him or her, but we won't know, since China has attached so little importance, and 'authorities' define them all as fake. Don't you think that a more interesting question is how was the glass formed, and how was it carved? As for 'why?', maybe they saw it as a challenge from very angry gods, who by throwing that massive rock must have made a pretty big mess of that part of China. Carving beautiful objects from this unique natural glass by-product of a devastating impact might have seemed like a good idea. And the best and longest of them certainly weren't carved by any jobbing Hongshan Jade Carver!

David

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Tubes and ancient themes. . . 472 Reagent 15-Feb-18 07:02
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Fine lathing technique??? 475 Reagent 15-Feb-18 08:43
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