Chinese Puzzle Ball

Long before Rubik's cube, there was the Chinese puzzle ball: a set of intricately carved, concentric spheres usually up to 7 layers deep.

The "puzzle" part of the name is both for the fact that it's a game that people can solve (by aligning the holes of the spheres) and by the mind-bending question of how they are made in the first place.

So how exactly are these puzzle balls made? Oddity Central has the answer: Link (photo: KW Monster)


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These aren't puzzles, they represent familial lineage. The more little circles the longer the lineage. They're usually made out of jade, I've seen em being made.
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