Hermès Releases $41,000 Leather Mahjong Set

Hermès Releases $41,000 Leather Mahjong SetHermès Releases $41,000 Leather Mahjong Set
Bryan Ke
August 31, 2020
French fashion house Hermès has just released a 57,000 Singaporean dollars ($41,000) leather mahjong set for Chinese aunties who like to play in style.
Called Helios, the mahjong set’s tiles are made of palissander wood and printed on Sift calfskin, according to Mashable. It comes in deep, dark brown with a white undertone color called ébène, much different than the traditional white and green color.
Unlike the familiar loud sound of the traditional majhong tiles, Hermès’ Helios set will emit a delicate sound when shuffled, unlike the name of the game, which means “squabbling sparrow,” indicative of all the tiles crashing together.
Those who purchase this luxurious majhong set can expect the item to be delivered in an orange box tied with a Bolduc ribbon, AsiaOne reported.
Image via Hermès
Image via Hermès
The Helios mahjong set can be ordered through Hermès’ official site.
The three to four person game has been played in China since before mid-1800s and was brought over to the U.S. in the 1920s, with Abercrombie & Fitch being the first company to commercially sell the game. A study found that playing the game may reduce depression, especially in older adults.
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