Let's take a breeze through the history of the wind chime
Creating the sound of music using air
Wind chimes are a type of percussion instrument usually constructed from suspended tubes, rods, bells, or other objects that are often made of metal or wood. Used as a decorative ornament and hung in gardens and courtyards, and over the porches of millions of homes across the world, the wind chime works through the chance movement of air. But it's far more than a simple wind-catching device. In fact, the wind chime was originally used to ward off malevolent spirits and is still used today in Feng Shui to maximize the flow of chi (or life's energy).
Click through the following gallery and find out more about this quirky percussion instrument and the different sounds it can create.
LIFESTYLE Animal kingdom
CELEBRITY Celebrity deaths
HEALTH Middle age