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Chinese Mahjong Bone and Bamboo Tiles - Vintage "Qilin Kirin Set"


Brand: Yellow Mountain Imports

  • Beautiful wooden box; tiles and accessories fit perfectly into a wooden box showcasing a carved image of Qilin (Kirin in Japanese), a good omen that brings prosperity and serenity in traditional Chinese culture. Also, according to Chinese tradition, Qilin only appears in a place ruled by a wise, benevolent leader. Display this set in any room to bring it a touch of elegance and richness. Box dimensions are 9.2" x 8.6" x 6.7" (23.25cm x 21.75cm x 17cm).
  • Well crafted tiles; bone and bamboo are cut and carved into tiles one at a time, and the markings are inked by hand. Just as in the first mahjong sets imported to the U.S. from Shanghai in the 1920s, these tiles are slightly smaller than most other tiles in the market. Since these tiles are handcrafted, the color and shape charmingly and subtly vary from tile to tile and from set to set. Tile dimensions are 1.3" x 0.9" x 0.5" (3.2cm x 2.2cm x 1.2cm).
  • Complete set; 144 Tiles: 36 Circles, 36 Bamboos, 36 Characters, 12 Dragons, 16 Winds (N, S, E, W), 8 Flowers. Also includes a pair of dice, a set of betting sticks, and four wind tiles for determining seating placement.
  • Chinese mahjong; no Arabic (Western) numerals are inscribed on these tiles, but one who doesn't read Chinese could easily learn the few Chinese characters in this set. Also, there are no Joker tiles (nor racks) included in this set. This set is for Chinese mahjong rules only.
  • Box is 9.2 x 8.6 x 6.7 inches (23.25 x 21.75 x 17 centimeters); tile is 1.3 x 0.9 x 0.5 inches (3.2 x 2.2 x 1.2 centimeters).

Item HB-CB005-C