Los Angeles Mah Jongg teacher extraordinaire, Johni Levene, found this Mah Jongg project. If you happen to have an extra 15 hours of free time, you might want to work on this!
A new customized mah jongg set called Paper Mahjong, a second version of a 2010 work Downloadable Paper Mahjong, that was originally conceived as a way for anyone to build a mah jongg set from free downloadable files (get yours below!). In order to create the entire set of tiles, however, one needs to invest a solid fifteen hours in the project, drawing attention to the otherwise overlooked labor behind cultural souvenirs.
For the exhibition Project Mah Jongg at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, this new Paper Mahjong celebrates “the shared friendship between Chinese and Jewish culture particularly here in America, exploring how both games and craft foster community, collaboration, relaxation, and companionship.”
DOWNLOAD: GIMME GIMME PAPER MAHJONG.
LISTEN: Here is an AUDIO of Mahjong tile shuffling sounds to accompany your paper set (really a demo of how to make these paper tiles).
I love those paper tiles! Sure wish it was a real set,
Hi Donna – it can be a real set if you have the time and patience to create it! I have a feeling with your creative talents that we will be seeing a paper set in your future!
Haha. No a ‘real’ plastic type set! Why don’t you actually get them manufactured and I’ll buy a set!
Okay – as soon as I have those extra spare hours! xxo