Posted 4 years ago
A recent surprising ebay purchase for $12: 1940's bakelite mahjong tiles with wood (Czech?) beads. I plan to restring it. The bakelite tiles are 1.25"x3/8", with wonderful bakelite discs and wood beads.
My tiles are all bamboo M-shape with mirror image, marked 8 - known as "bamboos, bams or sticks". I looked online M & 8 "center or middle". Perfect for me because my name is Mary and I'm the middle child of 8! Someone will know more about mahjong and please chime in, I'm not sure why all the tiles are 8.
Just restrung it today - cleaned it all up and deleted some of the wood beads, replaced with wonderful red wood beads. Will probably restring (DANG, why can't I just do it right the first time?) with black elastic cord. The white is ok for now!