Mahjong Wanderlust – Hong Kong Theme

$ 12,800.00$ 13,500.00

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Price without frame. PM us with additional wooden frame enquiry

Contact us for ordering at ETSY / any question by email: info@karenaruba.com or via social media

Original Artpiece | Ideas

Experience a totally new insight into Hong Kong with this intimate look at the dying art of hand-carving tiles integrated with technology, imaginative illustrations & creativity!

  • Revitalizes an intangible cultural heritage by breathing a new life with Hong Kong cultural elements
  • When the mahjong craftsman Ricky Cheung & illustrator Karen Aruba (Karen Cheung) from two generations merge minds, mahjong goes beyond a mahjong game to become one-of-a-kind wall art by giving a modern twist to preserve craftsmanship
  • Travel this unique journey to appreciate the art of mahjong craft by a Hong Kong brand with over 50-year family legacy and experiences
  • Integrate with hand-carving, hand-painting & laser-engraving | totally made in Hong Kong
  • Present extremely talented and professional hand-carving skills and vibrant colors of hand-painting on tiny tiles

Extraordinary design of ‘Mahjong Wanderlust | Hong Kong’ theme

  • bridges the gap between traditional craftsmanship & art
  • depicts pawn shop, bamboo forest garden, Hong Kong food, ferry and junk boats, and landscapes
  • reinterprets the creative mahjong design to enhance the home décor and home living
  • enhances the positive values of mahjong playing game

Story Behind the Scene – A family collaboration with love

Karen Aruba Art comes from a longstanding line of mahjong craftsmanship. Our intimate mahjong family story supports Hong Kong craftsmanship.

The illustration inspired from the uncommon design and mythology of the ancient Chinese mahjong tiles – a full set of extraordinary design captures Hong Kong artistry and culture, going beyond mahjong to preserve the intangible cultural heritage.

Understand how passionate we are to preserve the craftsmanship integrated with art and articles we wrote: ‘A Mahjong Story

Original Design & Production Lead Time

Mahjong Wanderlust is a series of collection. It is to revitalize the artistic culture of mahjong.

The full set of 144 tiles [Hong Kong style] involve 75% hand-carving original MJ patterns created by Master craftsman, 100% hand-painting, and new illustrated patterns designed by artist Karen Aruba, and then laser-engraved with fine lines.

Additional 8 tiles of JOKER and numbering for American players are available (please check our tile size)

TWO sets will be produced per month only due to challenging and complicated hand carving processes; expected to take around 3 months in production time (PM us for enquiry)+ 10-14 days of international delivery.

It’s One of A Kind Mahjong Artpiece with human touch.

Product Description

Color at the back: Green

  1. Size per tile: 2.7cm (W) x 3.7 cm (L) x 2.2cm (H)
  2. Canton versions; 144 tiles + 4 blank tiles in total OR American version with hand-carved numberings and jokers (pls note same size of tiles)
  3. Hand-carved patterns include: Characters 1 to 9(萬子), Three Winds (中發白), Four Directions (東南西北),Eight Florals/Season, Sparrow (一索), Dots 2-9 (筒子) with tiny drills & all Arabic numbers on bamboo and circle tiles.
  4. Materials: High quality of Japanese acrylic or A grade equivalent, highly durable and long lasting without color deterioration
  5. Made-to-order on hand-carving, NO mass production, NO material wastage

Mahjong Accessories

A beautiful box light blue color + 4 additional blank tiles, wind indicators & dice

Authentication

A certificate of authenticity signed with a serial number.

Optional Frame for Wall Art Display

Current price including one beautiful box without frame. We offer an additional choice with a good quality custom-made wooden frame to hang this artpiece on wall to enhance your home living environment. Contact us for quote in separate.

Original Framed Size: 50.4cm x 29.6cm x 4cm

If you request a lighter weight version for display, thinner size of mahjong tiles (1.8cm H) is also available in additional cost due to the challenge of hand-carving work. Appreciate the understanding.

Hang Securely

Each full set of mahjong weights 5.3kg. Make sure screws or hooks are secure enough to support the weight.

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Special Thanks:
Photographer: AndyPoll

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