WALK WITH ME. MAHJONG SET by Crisloid
Designed and Hand Painted by Marcelle Swider Szurley
Produced by Crisloid
RESERVATION NOTICE: To reserve your Walk With Me Mahjong Set we require a $500 reservation fee. The total cost is $4,000 plus shipping. The remaining balance will be billed 2-3 weeks prior to your set being shipped. After we receive your deposit, we will email you with your reservation number, and sets will ship in the order that reservations are received. In the event you decide to cancel your reservation, there will be a 5% charge ($25) to cover credit card processing fees and administrative costs. Only 101 sets will be sold.
Component features and specifications:
Seven-layer Tiles: The Walk With Me tile fabrication starts in our casting room with the highest quality clear liquid resin available. The 7 layers are individually hand-poured and each set of tiles takes several weeks to complete. We’ve tested our layer production process for 3 years to ensure that the layers remain intact forever. We used every bit of our decades long experience to pull this off. All of the resin work including coloring, casting, cutting, tubbing and polishing is done here at Crisloid.
Case: It is a priority for us to make sure that your set is well protected for generations, and that’s why the Walk With Me cases are also made here at Crisloid. We use beautiful, great smelling Northeast Pine for the frame and a Marine Grade Ply for the top and bottom to ensure durability. Once the box shell is finished it moves over to our case department for wrapping. Our premium quality case material is trimmed and patterned and carefully fed through our hot glue rollers to prep it for hand wrapping. Hardware and inserts are the final touch. Please note: While the case has been designed, we are still awaiting delivery of the material we will use to cover it. We will add pictures of the case as soon as we have them available.
Racks and Pushers: The Elephant Profile racks and pushers have been carefully designed and measured to ensure the proper handling of your tiles. It’s our first time using mahogany and it really is a joy to work with. Of course, it’s FSC Certified for Responsible Forestry.
Wind Indicator: The Wind Indicator better look great because it sure was a bear to make! It all starts in the casting room with a special mold. After curing and cutting, each indicator is put on a lathe to groove the sides. From there it goes to tubbing and polishing. As you can see, all eight sides (hex plus front and back) are then engraved and hand painted. It’s time-consuming process but we love the end result. The style, size, rounded edges and noticeable heft make it hard to put down.
Dice: Sure, we’ve been making dice for decades but these beauties have a simple elegance that Marci’s great sense of style gave even more appeal.
Authentication: Each set will be numbered 1 through 101 and we will authenticate this limited edition in two places. Inside the booklet, the number of your set will be recorded along with Marci and Jeff’s signatures. We will also put the set number in a special place in the tile storage tray.
Original Design: For Walk With Me, the first Crisloid set imagined and designed by Marci, inspiration was drawn from vintage mahjong sets in which the flower suit tells a story. Marci set out to create a set in which every suit tells a story, unfolding across the panorama of tiles in a whimsical way. The tile engraving is very patient, detail oriented work and sets the stage for hand painted designs. The days long painting process can include as many as 9 colors and blends per tile. Each tile is a small piece of art! final product is a collection of stories that put women front and center – swimming, fishing, and beekeeping. This choice of illustrations serves as a tribute to the strong women in Marci’s life: her family, friends, and a female-forward production team at Crisloid.
MAHJONG SET INCLUDES 165 TILES (1.5” x 1” x .5”) :
- 165 tiles. (this includes 2 blank tiles).
- Tile Size. 1.5” x 1” x .5”.
- 4 Mahogany racks and 4 pushers.
- Wind indicator.
- A pair of dice.
- Booklet detailing set information and authentication.
- Storage case.