How One Man In Egypt Is Keeping This 200-Year-Old Tile Tradition Alive | Still Standing

Saied Hussain has been hand making tiles out of cement for over 50 years. He says he’s one of the last still doing this work in Egypt - most other workshops couldn't withstand competition from marble and ceramic tiles. We went to Cairo to see how his business is still standing.

Saied does not have a website. He sells his tiles locally in Cairo.

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How One Man In Egypt Is Keeping This 200-Year-Old Tile Tradition Alive | Still Standing




  • It looks delicious. Looks like cake batter.

    Dayvit78Dayvit7814 minuten geleden
  • I love this man's art!

    R. BaccaroR. BaccaroUur geleden
  • Make a video of The Craft and it will never die

    Marisa BeltranMarisa BeltranUur geleden
  • man with passion

    VinventiveVinventive2 uur geleden
  • I love how he said "God willing " bless this man Lord. Amen

    Amanda CenicerosAmanda Ceniceros2 uur geleden
  • I want a backyard full of these. Ship them to America please

    Jake JohnsonJake Johnson3 uur geleden
  • long live mzee,respect

    Jahpila IndabaJahpila Indaba3 uur geleden
  • I wish I could order his tiles; they are magnificent!

    Giraffes Inc.Giraffes Inc.4 uur geleden
  • Thats pretty neat to learn about thats interesting art

    Charlotte PhillipsCharlotte Phillips4 uur geleden
  • So unique and interesting! I will show this video of this gentleman and his craft to my students, so cool

    babY liSababY liSa5 uur geleden
  • So beautiful! I hope he continues this art and teach others this craft.

    LilyLily5 uur geleden
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    Silvia StromanSilvia Stroman6 uur geleden
  • This is amazing to me, anyone walks in there you see junk, old random garbage. To him its this mans likelihood and passion. Beautiful stuff!

    Meow RchlMeow Rchl6 uur geleden
  • It is so good to see someone taking the time and energy to continue producing a hand-made craft even when the industry, market and profit margins have changed over the years.

    Chelsea CarlsonChelsea Carlson6 uur geleden
  • What a MAN that can still do this beautiful work.. I just wish he could wear gloves bc his hands are probably leather like by now I pray and wish his hard work gives him many Blessings 🙏

    Angela DiasAngela Dias8 uur geleden
  • How to get in contact with Saied Hussain ?

    Admiral OOMAdmiral OOM9 uur geleden
  • No wonder the greeks were involved... did they learn from the romans? I wonder in what order the craft came into being.

    konsul2006konsul200610 uur geleden
  • If I was wealthy I would have these in my bathroom, instead of mass-produced tiles. Just think how stunning they would look.

    Sarah CoxSarah Cox10 uur geleden
  • Beautiful tiles,the guy is an artist.

    Sarah CoxSarah Cox10 uur geleden
  • The "old ways" are dying, and that is a tragedy.

    Anthony HargisAnthony Hargis11 uur geleden
  • عايز اعرف مكان الورشه او عنوانه الراجل ده

    Mostafa MohamedMostafa Mohamed11 uur geleden
  • I can't wait until there are no time makers left. Good riddance! pests...

    Jeff BeckJeff Beck12 uur geleden
  • Where’s the finished product? We need a follow up

    Makeup MobsterMakeup Mobster12 uur geleden
  • You should have showed places that have used his designs.

    Rei LeaRei Lea12 uur geleden
  • ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Kirolos SorialKirolos Sorial13 uur geleden
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    Linda LindaLinda Linda14 uur geleden
  • Can it be imported to India ? I have a great passion for hand made.

    Pramod MarolPramod Marol18 uur geleden
  • Where can I buy

    GriffyBoiiiGriffyBoiii23 uur geleden
  • Slavery was alive 200 years ago....

    johnny johnsonjohnny johnson23 uur geleden
  • Beautiful work. Love your designs. 🕶💜🦅

    Constantina La FontaineConstantina La FontaineDag geleden
  • 🙏 I pray Saed lives a very long time and enough young people learn from him to carry on the beautiful ancient craft of handmade tiles into the next century. I am sure these tiles are superior to ceramic, which I have in my home now, and much more beautiful😍

    DubR CDubR CDag geleden
  • An amazing craft.

    Dorota SzkopiakDorota SzkopiakDag geleden
  • Where in Cairo can he be found?

    Celina PenteadoCelina PenteadoDag geleden
  • Love it!!!!

    Celina PenteadoCelina PenteadoDag geleden
  • See children this is how they make toothpaste... truth

    bobbler2bobbler2Dag geleden
  • Looking at the title and thumbnail ,i thought it was about making candies.😀😃😄😆😅😅🤣🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭

    Jun Pineda Jr.Jun Pineda Jr.Dag geleden
  • and not single shot of a completed floor.. :(

    Wayne AdamsWayne AdamsDag geleden
  • I know the same industry like this in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. Maybe you can browse : Tegel Kunci

    atitereatitereDag geleden
  • This is how I feel making glazed terracotta designs in Minecraft.

    Daniel NewtonDaniel NewtonDag geleden
  • Amazing

    Manjusha DudhaneManjusha DudhaneDag geleden
  • Come England do bespoke ones which you are doing you be able to charge a fortune

    Elvin TreeElvin TreeDag geleden
  • hydraulic floors

    cartaphilus. estcartaphilus. estDag geleden
  • When you see amazing things like this, your witnessing Gods Work in Flesh!

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    AnnAnnDag geleden
  • أمة تكافح و سوف تستمر في الكفاح حتى نفوق أوروبا مجددا

    hentaihentaiDag geleden
  • 3:16 *"PRITTY GOOT"*

    EyesOfByesEyesOfByesDag geleden
  • Thank you so much for making this. Mass production sucks..... there's no love in it.

    brad gbrad gDag geleden
    • I'd much rather do this for a living than the job I currently have...

      yuoop nokeyuoop nokeDag geleden
  • 5:22 my man is looking freshh af

    partypoisonpartypoisonDag geleden
  • $31 for a square meter of handmade tiles? Does he ship?? I would tip an extraordinary amount as well.

    Mayn 90'sMayn 90'sDag geleden
  • This are so beautiful 💕 can anyone share his website link pls?

    Moumita ChakrabortyMoumita ChakrabortyDag geleden
  • This makes me sad! I want him to be billionaire!! :( how can someone like me support this man!! Halp!

    ಠ_ಠ ಥ_ಥಠ_ಠ ಥ_ಥ2 dagen geleden
  • Wonderful

    Julie’s JourneyJulie’s Journey2 dagen geleden
  • Hi

    sepic gamersepic gamer2 dagen geleden
  • I know an amazing way of making several more by hand at once. If anyone has this guys contact info? I’m making systems to make similar decorative tiles out of recycled plastics.

    Sea CoastSea Coast2 dagen geleden
  • The pyramids are made of concrete. 🔺

    Sea CoastSea Coast2 dagen geleden
  • Ancient Egyptian Tide Pods

    Tony GabashviliTony Gabashvili2 dagen geleden
  • Joe just told everyone about the Alien' he did the one thing he was told not to talk about hahahahahaha

    RiddlerRiddler2 dagen geleden
  • Seen a few old floors done in tiles like this here in Germany too. Some old buildings still have them.

    TheExplodingChipmunkTheExplodingChipmunk2 dagen geleden
  • We had stuff like this in America then the capitalist began outsourcing everything overseas.

    Feed ME DonutsFeed ME Donuts2 dagen geleden
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    高橋良江高橋良江2 dagen geleden
  • I'd much rather do this for a living than the job I currently have...

    Nancy TrumpelosiNancy Trumpelosi2 dagen geleden
  • Aww he so cute

    jessenia loljessenia lol2 dagen geleden
  • I really love this series. It just shows you the resiliance of people who keep doing what they love, regardless of the ups and down of economy, unrest, disasters. They just keep going. It's a beautiful thing to witness.

    Fern FFern F2 dagen geleden
  • Someone needs to show him a grout bag asap!

  • Beautiful craft

    Uchenna WombuUchenna Wombu2 dagen geleden
  • I wanna become this man's apprentice. This is soooo cool and handy to know!

    Ashwii SAshwii S2 dagen geleden
  • Respect. We need to honour and pass on the crafts to the future generations. 21 July 2021

    mikea hiooimikea hiooi2 dagen geleden
  • Make websites and sell this stuff

    AnnaKAnnaK2 dagen geleden
  • She speaks like shes gona cry

    szsz2 dagen geleden
  • I see this as being something he could highly scale. People would love this in the states and all around the world!

    Ray ChobanianRay Chobanian2 dagen geleden
  • amazing

    KimihebaKimiheba2 dagen geleden
  • Beautiful work! 😊

    Linette: LMBLinette: LMB2 dagen geleden
  • i hope i could eat those....looks like some delicious candies..

    Littlepinkred CancerLittlepinkred Cancer2 dagen geleden
  • Cool! But next time show the tiles.

  • Wow just 1 week ago 21M views

    Feelin' Bad for MyselfFeelin' Bad for Myself2 dagen geleden
  • When he is ready to train an apprentice...I'm ready! Send my plane ticket 🎟

    Jessica YvonneJessica Yvonne2 dagen geleden
  • Your right he works slowly, painfully slowly, this explains how poverty thrived in the past, stubborn old men refusing to change.

    David DohertyDavid Doherty2 dagen geleden
  • 150 tiles (app 10m²) for 31€ is a joke! Buying in Europe you may find the easy patterns for ~40€/m². Another example how "modern" trade is killing craftmenship.

    Site STASite STA2 dagen geleden
  • Happy to see this people still continue old traditional Wer nowadays ppls easily change nd forget❤

    Umme HaniUmme Hani2 dagen geleden
  • His tile work is absolutely beautiful and I pray that his business flourishes 🙏🙏🏽🙏🏼

    Peggy IrvinPeggy Irvin2 dagen geleden
  • God, I love capitalism !

    MaloxiMaloxi2 dagen geleden
  • Such beautiful work and an amazing outlook that he offers free apprenticeships in order to keep his craft alive past himself.

    Darren MurrayDarren Murray2 dagen geleden
  • Got to see a very similar factory in Merida, Mexico. Absolutely amazing.

    Don DobbsDon Dobbs2 dagen geleden
  • Respect

    Mike ClarkeMike Clarke2 dagen geleden
  • Beautiful work

    Michaela CarocciMichaela Carocci2 dagen geleden
  • Beautiful art.

    Roxanne PachecoRoxanne Pacheco2 dagen geleden
  • "How one man..." clickbait

    danieleskywalker o'neilldanieleskywalker o'neill2 dagen geleden
  • How did all these arabs replace all the blk faces that once occupied Egypt? I mean I'm in my 40s, and remember visiting as a child, and seems a fairly alarming thing!

    Trinada GriffTrinada Griff2 dagen geleden
  • God bless the Greeks who taught this guy how to do this smart as Flip

    Jon DoeJon Doe3 dagen geleden
  • Wow some dedication 💖

    AnnikaSogge14AnnikaSogge143 dagen geleden
  • What a man!

    Isabelle BlancheIsabelle Blanche3 dagen geleden
  • Why does this narrator sound like Zoe Dechannel?

    Shelby BradyShelby Brady3 dagen geleden
  • People need to buy from this guy! How do we?

    Shelby BradyShelby Brady3 dagen geleden
  • Beyond inspiring

    NYCVIEWSNYCVIEWS3 dagen geleden
  • Beautiful!!! This man needs a website/store!!!

    BelleMorte30BelleMorte303 dagen geleden
  • The narrators inflections are weirding me out

    AnneAnne3 dagen geleden
  • Those tiles would cost an arm and a leg in the U,S,

    R'shawn SantiagoR'shawn Santiago3 dagen geleden
  • Exquisite!

    Lisa SchreiberLisa Schreiber3 dagen geleden