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

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  • This man is a treasure 🤍

    St HudsonSt Hudson31 minut sedan
  • Those tiles are so beautiful looking I wish I could purchase some of them for my home I would be proud to display such beautiful designs.

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  • Don't let Chinese-american toss-away culture take over, remember these tradition for the good they spread.

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  • I learned about this guy from a reddit meme.

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  • Egypt isn't Europe. But great video nonetheless

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  • A lot of these patterns look similar to that of recycling plastic bottle caps by melting them. Could be an extra side hustle making tiles out of those

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  • How poo poo pee pee works it's possibly of me

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  • This guy made my day 🎨

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  • Breathing that is toxic..It will kill him one day...

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  • It’s heart warming to see he truly loves what he does even tho it’s a craft that’s been forgotten by most. *But not him. For him it’s his life.*

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  • Imma hit up my homie Syed next time I need tiles!

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  • Zica

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  • This should be sold as luxury i bet that some rich ppl out there will pay millions for this to brag about it later

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  • mashalah Tabark AL rahman

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  • In Brazil, it’s very common. It’s called ladrilho hidráulico here.

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  • Beautiful indeed. We must appreciate such talent by purchasing their finished products

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  • Someone needs to give that man some masks for when hes sifting cement

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  • Beautiful Tiles amazing Art Work!

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  • How is this a dying art? Dude should open a small school teaching the art. Charge even a small amount, and you can reduce the cost of materials you burn through(sort of)

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  • What type cement does he use? I would love to learn and pass this technique on

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  • Love it!

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  • Ik what the man said in arab

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  • I’m sure he can pour oil in engine without any spill. I always spill some oil. Lol

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  • Toothpastes

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  • What a great artist, and just a good human being. Too give away that art form is so great.

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  • I am grateful to be able to watch this master of his craft. His heart is deep in it, you can see that. Much respect to all of the old crafts.

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  • The truth is marble is much more beautiful than cement

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  • I'm glad he has passed his knowledge to the next generation so the art doesn't die. Amazing humble man👏👏👏

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  • 3

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  • we have the same profession and tradition in Lebanon

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  • He does not wear gloves which is also traditional but not good in today’s world when gloves are inexpensive.

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  • Oooooooooooooooooooo

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  • Коту нечего делать, так он яйки лижет

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  • Smart man, he created his own market.

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  • 31$ for 1m2 you should keep find a way to automate the process in a production line without humans: mix the colors in big mixers and use forms to automate the tranfer to the right places; it needs belt and a factory

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  • 썸네일 지구젤리 과거에도 만드는 영상인줄

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  • very interesting! thanks for video, much success to Saied Hussain!

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  • Big business and the modern world is making skilled craftsmen obsolete. McDonald's Costa coffee Etc The future is bleak..

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  • bravo!!!!!

  • 日本人の物作り職人さんに敵う人はいないと思う。 動画を見てあらめてそう思った。

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  • I'd rock that in my house.

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  • Absolutely beautiful!

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  • I dislike how modernisation and the covet of efficiency is causing the erasion of culture

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  • I thought it was food

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  • مصر أم الدنيا تحياتي من المغرب

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  • الله حبيت ماشاء الله

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  • Amazing work blessings on blessings to you Baba

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  • I wish there was more value to art in this world..

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  • Beautiful tiles

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  • Let’s be honest he’s an old man who does this job because it’s the only thing he knows how to do.

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  • Beautiful!!!

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  • Wowww

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  • Very interesting. Awesome video 🙂

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  • This is incredible and extra ordinary beautiful..... Thank you from South Africa

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  • It's sad that a man like this doesn't have access to PPE to protect his lungs and skin from the cement he works with. Such an artist must be protected.

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  • It’s not an art ancient art, it’s made by man made old machinery, very time taking procedure, meaningless and not looking good even, it’s very old fashioned tiles, I don’t understand why this channel made this kind of videos, totally meaningless video

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  • Maher channel

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  • sloppy

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  • He said right not an artist cannot do this job.

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  • Come on at least 1 hour ,not 6 min...This was so cool

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  • Omg! Cement is so harmful to the skin. He should be rewarded for keeping this tradition alive for 35 years with bare hands. It's a beautiful work and art.

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  • sometimes you just don't need these old craft anymore... that's just the way it is... imagine everything you enjoy today, if they were still stuck at the traditional methods, life will be so shitty

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  • خبره وفن واتقان وجمال .. تسلم ايديك قطع لا تقدر بثمن

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  • I literally thought it was toothpaste

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  • Fantastic!

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  • He can charge more tho just for the handmade novelty

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  • I will stick to modern tiles. Thank you 😊

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  • My manufacturing unit in India,

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  • Керемет

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  • The process is similar to Aatukudi tiles in South India.

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  • His humble nature makes him so much more endearing - I wish his wish to come true

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  • I want to learn this!! It looks so interesting !

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  • Those are beautiful! I am thankful for people like Siad keeping crafts alive🙌

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  • 👍

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  • Free apprenticeships? What a legend

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  • This is super super interesting. It almost looks like he is pouring toothpaste into the molds lol.

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  • State media setting us up for fall lockdown. So vaccine is or isn't effective

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  • Egypt🇪🇬 came from Baltic. Latvia🇱🇻 as their ancestor 🤔 Egypt🇪🇬 original Centre Europe🇪🇺

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  • “Then he sends it to the hydraulic press” *chapter 5 flashback* ‘Kokichi’ I know too much Danganronpa

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  • Is this where all my toothpaste is going???

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  • Awesome AWESOME!! BEAUTIFUL ART 💜🧡💙💝

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  • সুপার

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  • Old is gold

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  • 1:25 Next on my strange addictions, man loves to eat coloured cement

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  • Ikkggbbbbbbbuj. Bb hhh

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  • These are so beautiful

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  • Cool

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  • Хм. Надо бы самому попробовать.

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  • അദിപൊലി

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  • a 3.2 ft x 3.2 ft square for 31 dollars? that's painfully undervalued for such a labor-intensive artisan product.

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  • Bro it blew up, wow

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  • I used to live near the Moravian Tile works in Bucks County, Doylestown PA In the United States. it is another ancient process kept alive by the small artisan groups. The tile colors here are rich and likely wear well for lifetimes. Thank you for documenting this. The handmade qualities, or honest imperfections are what sell the product.

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  • This is fantastic

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  • Rename this video, how one man, of 2 in his team of workers in a 200 year old craft thousands do, is keeping it alive.

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  • 👍🏻

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