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Karen Aruba

A Mahjong Story – from craftsmanship to artistry

Inspired by family ties with the mahjong manufactory industry since 1950s, Karen Aruba presents ‘A Mahjong Story” – an intimate tale that combines family heritage and Hong Kong culture, illustrating the traditional method and tools of making mahjong pieces that she learnt from her grandfather and father since childhood. Her creativity presents how this city’s old tradition of mahjong craftsmanship is transformed into artistry, and how illustration can easily integrate into nice home décor setting.