…MAH JONGG IS EVERYWHERE!!! And now mainstream America continues to celebrate the Year of the Rooster! Check this out!Our good friend Donna in Central California sent me this ad from Adidas…Adidas celebrates the Year of the Rooster with Mah Jongg tiles on their sneakers!!!
The description was tempting: Let the game begin! Mahjong tiles are of Chinese origin and used to play many games, most notably Mahjong and Mahjong solitaire. Traditionally, Mahjong tiles were made of bone, but now they can be made from cookies! Our special set of 32 edible wafer paper tiles includes circle, bamboo, character, dragon and flower tiles. Each tile is 1.5″ X 2″. This is a wonderful treat for your Mahjong club.
I thought these would be so much to serve the next time the OMs play chez moi so I sent away for them. The delivery was swift and they arrived in perfect condition as they were beautifully packed. Continue reading
Here are two pictures of a master carver, the beautiful Didi Lee Gallo, as she is hard at work creating new masterpieces. For a closer look at what Didi can produce for you, go to her exquisite website at Red Coin Mah Jong.
The program segment should be fascinating – it will be so interesting to see how these artisans carve their beautiful tiles although I suspect none will be as magnificent as those produced by Didi.
I was fortunate enough to have had the world’s most wonderful Godmother who now watches over me from the heavens above. And, as proof that she is still looking out for me, her daughter – my “Godsister” – has taken on the duties of watching over me here on earth…today I received the most thoughtful gift from her – a pair of vintage Mah Jongg earrings.
The Circles suit – or, as we call them, the Dots suit – is the original suit of the Mah Jongg tiles; the Bamboo (Bams) and Wan (Craks) suits were added later. The similarity of the circles to coins leads to the belief that the majority of the Circles suit tiles are connected to money or business. Tiles in this suit are numbered from 1- 9 and are described below.
The tiles in a Mah Jongg Game set can also be used as an oracle to interpret the future, should you wish to do so. This is because each unique tile in the set has a symbolism or meaning.
An oracle naturally requires an interpreter if the meaning of its secrets are to be divined. The person who performs this role is known as the “diviner” and the person who wishes to have a reading, is known as the “querent”.