Traditional American Mahjong Set, "The Water Margin" with Bone and Bamboo Tiles, a Rosewood Case, a Set of Betting Sticks, Dice, and Four Winds Tiles
Brand: Yellow Mountain Imports
This premium mahjong set features hand-carved tiles based on characters from the Chinese historical classic, "Outlaws of the Marsh" or the "Water Margin".
- American Mahjong Set, "Water Margin": Just as the mahjong sets imported from Shanghai in the 1920s, the tiles of this set are handcrafted from snow white cattle bone and delicate slabs of Chinese bamboo; This set is versatile (can also play Chinese Mahjong!)
- Handcrafted Tiles, "Outlaws of the Marsh": Each tile measures 1.4 x 1 x 0.6 inch (3.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 centimeters); One of the greatest, classic novels of China, is the story of intrigue, deception, and bluff, the perfect subtext for a mahjong game; The markings for each tile depict one of the characters of this classic novel and are inked by hand
- Mahjong Accessories: 166 tiles consist of 36 dots, 36 bams, 36 craks, 12 dragons, 16 winds, 16 flowers, 10 jokers, and 4 blank spares; a pair of dice, a set of betting sticks, and four wind tiles for determining seating placement are also included; Racks and pushers are not included
- Beautiful Rosewood Box: Tiles and accessories fit perfectly into a rosewood box that measures 11 x 8.7 x 3.5 inches (28 x 22 x 9 centimeters); The case is made from Chinese rosewood and features a design of birds and flowers from inlaid mother of pearl; Complete set weighs 8.2 pounds (3.7 kilograms)
I very much enjoy shopping at Yellow Mountain. I was disappointed in this particular product and did return it. I felt the carving and painting on the tiles were too delicate and hard to see. The paint was also smudged on some of the tiles. Because I did not remove the protective clear plastic from around the tiles I was able to return the product which I appreciate very much. I will continue to be a customer at Yellow Mountain. I have been very pleased with all my other purchases.
The hand painting makes it truly beautiful. The set is exquisite you will need to find someone to take it from the owner when they are finished with it. If you live in a dry climate find a way to keep the tiles from drying and from cracking. If you live in a humid climate you will need to keep them dry and from getting moldy and swelling.