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




  • AMAZING!!! If i hav a company in future.., i would love to work with you… 🤩🤩🤩

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  • Wow!

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  • This is the second great big story channel (GBS)

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  • That's passion.

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  • Tradition and the “old way” is dying out and it is a shame. God Bless him and his brilliance!!

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  • this man is very talented!

    Bonnie NeroBonnie Nero13 timer siden
  • Saw some handmade tiles being sold in London for £200 USD per tile!!! someone needs to hook this guy up with a dealer in a capital city somewhere!!!

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  • Wow...❤️😍 😍 Something treasures!!!

    saumya Wafasaumya Wafa20 timer siden
  • يعني فيديو هادف لمهنة فريدة جايب ٢١ مليون مشاهدة و ربع مليون لايك في اسبوعين و شهرة عالمية ، يا ريت الناس تفهم ان مش المهرجانات و الاغاني و الفيديوهات الهابطة التافهة هي ال بتجيب اعلى مشاهدات ، ياريت المحتوى يرتقي

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    • agreement to increase his sales, and hire more people who'll learn this ancient technique, without losing its artisanal essence. From my point of view, his art deserves to be

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  • Very nice. Gifted

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  • I hate when these internet news people show us struggling artists who have endangered crafts of art and then don’t give us any way to support them. They do say he only sells locally in the description, but why not create a website for him and help him sell even more? Or even create a go fund me so he can afford more resources?

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  • These look beautiful! Would love to install tiles like these in my future home (if I ever have one haha)

    Apoorva GoelApoorva GoelDag siden
  • Masha'Allah, Mr. Hussein does a fantastic job & so beautiful. May Allah Bless you & your family.

    Hellani BashaHellani BashaDag siden
  • بالتوفيق

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  • i would step all over his work

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  • I need 200m^2. Saied : no worries- it will be done in 20years...

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  • This is so cool! Egypt is so amazing in so many ways, history, art, culture, food ect… I really loved travelling through Egypt

    The Average Guy TravellerThe Average Guy Traveller2 dager siden
  • I bet his lungs look gorgeous

    Toku MeiToku Mei2 dager siden
  • How beautiful.

    MicalahMicalah3 dager siden
  • I would do this in a heartbeat.

    MicalahMicalah3 dager siden
  • I'd love a wall of this.

    Natanya Pope-SohelNatanya Pope-Sohel3 dager siden
  • Its spensive

    DROSS ES PU TODROSS ES PU TO3 dager siden
  • Would be cool if you had a way to buy them. I like old school products where you know someone made it rather than some machine. Very Nice

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  • It would be helpful if Business Insider provides the artist shop address or his contact information(If He is agree) for the future tourists, or an entrepreneur who can offer him a fair agreement to increase his sales, and hire more people who'll learn this ancient technique, without losing its artisanal essence. From my point of view, his art deserves to be share with the rest of the world. Personally, I know business might be cold but there's always the opportunity to find the right balance between art, sustainability, passion, humanity and a way of living of this, to keep alive his knowledge.

    Stephanie CancinoStephanie Cancino3 dager siden
  • Amazing, amazing skills!

    Sam SungSam Sung3 dager siden
  • Beautiful

    Ellen peeleEllen peele3 dager siden
  • What a beautiful profession. To bad he is the only one left doing this. As a dental technician understand his passion for color and detail. I would like to follow him arround for a week or so.

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  • .

    Tazakka ThoriqTazakka Thoriq4 dager siden
  • This is amazing! I was in Cairo few times, I wish I knew this when I was there. Have a nice day sir.

    Saddamo De BeersSaddamo De Beers4 dager siden
  • Sehr schön!

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  • 31 US dollar ? if it's made in japan it would be $ 310.000 and of course it takes 100 years to master.

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  • The tiles are beautiful and I so hope this craft continues.

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  • Verry verry verry super!👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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  • All I could think about it all the cement he must inhale and how bad that must be for him 🥺

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  • Wauw ❤🙏🏻

    ADHDaantjeADHDaantje4 dager siden
  • this is such a beautiful work, art, tradition. i hope more people appreciate it and let this tradition last longer :(

    margarethmargareth5 dager siden
  • It's amazing art work

    Junior AvilaJunior Avila5 dager siden
  • What's the formula so I can make some?

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  • 👍

    babli yadavbabli yadav5 dager siden
  • I need these in my home. The blue and green colors he made were positively stunning and I despise ceramic tile. It is always ugly patterns and colors. What he makes are beautiful masterpieces.

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  • If I had the money, I'd throw him some business!!!

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  • I love this. I wish they had a camera in their shop everyday so I could watch! I would buy these if I could get my hands on them, but I imagine the shipping cost would be insane.

    Sandra MoraSandra Mora5 dager siden
  • I would love to build a website for this man and find a way to ship his tiles to art lovers in America... is there a safe and affordable shipping method... how could it be done???

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  • :( I wanted to buy some. He should get a website.

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  • Wonderful!

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  • So proud of you

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  • Great😊👏

    Harshita RajHarshita Raj5 dager siden
  • Is the narrator zooey deschanel? It sounds exactly like her!

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  • Wish I could afford to buy products from these artisans who are trying to keep dying arts alive. And to buy him safety gear to protect his lungs from the concrete powder

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  • The domineering bassoon relatively travel because sweater lamentably hope but a deadpan money. hallowed, tricky heaven

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  • They are beautiful.

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  • It looks delicious. Looks like cake batter.

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  • I love this man's art!

    R. BaccaroR. Baccaro6 dager siden
  • Make a video of The Craft and it will never die

    Marisa BeltranMarisa Beltran6 dager siden
  • man with passion

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

    Amanda CenicerosAmanda Ceniceros6 dager siden
  • I want a backyard full of these. Ship them to America please

    Jake JohnsonJake Johnson6 dager siden
  • long live mzee,respect

    Jahpila IndabaJahpila Indaba6 dager siden
  • I wish I could order his tiles; they are magnificent!

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  • Thats pretty neat to learn about thats interesting art

    Charlotte PhillipsCharlotte Phillips6 dager siden
  • So unique and interesting! I will show this video of this gentleman and his craft to my students, so cool

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  • So beautiful! I hope he continues this art and teach others this craft.

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  • The good bestseller markedly suspect because bakery counterintuitively disapprove about a kindhearted hose. painful, ambiguous park

    Silvia StromanSilvia Stroman6 dager siden
  • 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!

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  • 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 dager siden
  • 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 Dias6 dager siden
  • How to get in contact with Saied Hussain ?

    Admiral OOMAdmiral OOM6 dager siden
  • No wonder the greeks were involved... did they learn from the romans? I wonder in what order the craft came into being.

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

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  • Beautiful tiles,the guy is an artist.

    Sarah CoxSarah Cox6 dager siden
  • The "old ways" are dying, and that is a tragedy.

    Anthony HargisAnthony Hargis6 dager siden
  • عايز اعرف مكان الورشه او عنوانه الراجل ده

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  • I can't wait until there are no time makers left. Good riddance! pests...

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  • Where’s the finished product? We need a follow up

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  • You should have showed places that have used his designs.

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  • ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  • The paltry stretch karunagappally lie because lumber cumulatively peel per a healthy rubber. amusing, quick sidecar

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  • Can it be imported to India ? I have a great passion for hand made.

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  • Where can I buy

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  • Slavery was alive 200 years ago....

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  • Beautiful work. Love your designs. 🕶💜🦅

    Constantina La FontaineConstantina La Fontaine7 dager siden
  • 🙏 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😍

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  • An amazing craft.

    Dorota SzkopiakDorota Szkopiak7 dager siden
  • Where in Cairo can he be found?

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  • Love it!!!!

    Celina PenteadoCelina Penteado7 dager siden
  • See children this is how they make toothpaste... truth

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

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  • and not single shot of a completed floor.. :(

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

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

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  • Amazing

    Manjusha DudhaneManjusha Dudhane7 dager siden
  • Come England do bespoke ones which you are doing you be able to charge a fortune

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  • hydraulic floors

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  • When you see amazing things like this, your witnessing Gods Work in Flesh!

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

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  • 3:16 *"PRITTY GOOT"*

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

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

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  • 5:22 my man is looking freshh af

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

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