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Bone and Bamboo (2.0) Page 2. Top-opening Boxes.
Top Opening Box-shaped Containers.
This page features Culin-patterned (Category 2.0) bone and bamboo tile sets housed in top-opening box-shaped containers, usually made from either leather (over a cardboard frame), cardboard or tin. These boxes have a lid that lifts off as opposed to sliding off.
Leather boxes usually had handles fixed to the top which opened to reveal felt-lined or leather trays stacked one upon another. Some boxes had decorative patterns impressed into the leather.
Tin boxes were either plain or had a colourful, patterned surface with usually one interior partition.
Cardboard boxes were usually decorated with a colourful decal or were covered in a patterned silk with sinograms painted onto the silk surface. Both types usually but not always had cardboard partitions.