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


  1. Baukje A C Hempenius

    Baukje A C Hempenius36 minuuttia sitten

    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.

  2. Tazakka Thoriq

    Tazakka Thoriq9 tuntia sitten


  3. Saddamo De Beers

    Saddamo De Beers12 tuntia sitten

    This is amazing! I was in Cairo few times, I wish I knew this when I was there. Have a nice day sir.

  4. Schubert Jörg

    Schubert Jörg12 tuntia sitten

    Sehr schön!

  5. silver rayleigh

    silver rayleigh17 tuntia sitten

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

  6. Fiona Webb

    Fiona Webb18 tuntia sitten

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

  7. Sacha Thönen

    Sacha Thönen19 tuntia sitten

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

  8. Imperious Athena

    Imperious Athena20 tuntia sitten

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

  9. ADHDaantje

    ADHDaantje21 tunti sitten

    Wauw ❤🙏🏻

  10. margareth

    margarethPäivä sitten

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

  11. Junior Avila

    Junior AvilaPäivä sitten

    It's amazing art work

  12. Pete Venuti

    Pete VenutiPäivä sitten

    What's the formula so I can make some?

  13. babli yadav

    babli yadavPäivä sitten


  14. Cyan

    CyanPäivä sitten

    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.

  15. Rocky Trumpett

    Rocky TrumpettPäivä sitten

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

  16. Sandra Mora

    Sandra MoraPäivä sitten

    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.

  17. White Heart

    White HeartPäivä sitten

    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???

  18. Desiree2 Desire

    Desiree2 DesirePäivä sitten

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

  19. Rangetech

    RangetechPäivä sitten


  20. Nozy Semsem

    Nozy SemsemPäivä sitten

    So proud of you

  21. Harshita Raj

    Harshita RajPäivä sitten


  22. Jordan Rivers

    Jordan RiversPäivä sitten

    Is the narrator zooey deschanel? It sounds exactly like her!

  23. Allison James

    Allison JamesPäivä sitten

    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

  24. Oliver Crosby

    Oliver CrosbyPäivä sitten

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  25. Millar Kandaki

    Millar Kandaki2 päivää sitten

    They are beautiful.

  26. Dayvit78

    Dayvit782 päivää sitten

    It looks delicious. Looks like cake batter.

  27. R. Baccaro

    R. Baccaro2 päivää sitten

    I love this man's art!

  28. Marisa Beltran

    Marisa Beltran2 päivää sitten

    Make a video of The Craft and it will never die

  29. Vinventive

    Vinventive2 päivää sitten

    man with passion

  30. Amanda Ceniceros

    Amanda Ceniceros2 päivää sitten

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

  31. Jake Johnson

    Jake Johnson2 päivää sitten

    I want a backyard full of these. Ship them to America please

  32. Jahpila Indaba

    Jahpila Indaba2 päivää sitten

    long live mzee,respect

  33. Giraffes Inc.

    Giraffes Inc.2 päivää sitten

    I wish I could order his tiles; they are magnificent!

  34. Charlotte Phillips

    Charlotte Phillips2 päivää sitten

    Thats pretty neat to learn about thats interesting art

  35. babY liSa

    babY liSa2 päivää sitten

    So unique and interesting! I will show this video of this gentleman and his craft to my students, so cool

  36. Lily

    Lily2 päivää sitten

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

  37. Silvia Stroman

    Silvia Stroman2 päivää sitten

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  38. Meow Rchl

    Meow Rchl2 päivää sitten

    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!

  39. Chelsea Carlson

    Chelsea Carlson2 päivää sitten

    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.

  40. Angela Dias

    Angela Dias2 päivää sitten

    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 🙏

  41. Admiral OOM

    Admiral OOM2 päivää sitten

    How to get in contact with Saied Hussain ?

  42. konsul2006

    konsul20062 päivää sitten

    No wonder the greeks were involved... did they learn from the romans? I wonder in what order the craft came into being.

  43. Sarah Cox

    Sarah Cox2 päivää sitten

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

  44. Sarah Cox

    Sarah Cox2 päivää sitten

    Beautiful tiles,the guy is an artist.

  45. Anthony Hargis

    Anthony Hargis2 päivää sitten

    The "old ways" are dying, and that is a tragedy.

  46. Mostafa Mohamed

    Mostafa Mohamed2 päivää sitten

    عايز اعرف مكان الورشه او عنوانه الراجل ده

  47. Jeff Beck

    Jeff Beck2 päivää sitten

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

  48. Makeup Mobster

    Makeup Mobster2 päivää sitten

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

  49. Rei Lea

    Rei Lea2 päivää sitten

    You should have showed places that have used his designs.

  50. Kirolos Sorial

    Kirolos Sorial2 päivää sitten


  51. Linda Linda

    Linda Linda2 päivää sitten

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  52. Pramod Marol

    Pramod Marol2 päivää sitten

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

  53. GriffyBoiii

    GriffyBoiii3 päivää sitten

    Where can I buy

  54. johnny johnson

    johnny johnson3 päivää sitten

    Slavery was alive 200 years ago....

  55. Constantina La Fontaine

    Constantina La Fontaine3 päivää sitten

    Beautiful work. Love your designs. 🕶💜🦅

  56. DubR C

    DubR C3 päivää sitten

    🙏 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😍

  57. Dorota Szkopiak

    Dorota Szkopiak3 päivää sitten

    An amazing craft.

  58. Celina Penteado

    Celina Penteado3 päivää sitten

    Where in Cairo can he be found?

  59. Celina Penteado

    Celina Penteado3 päivää sitten

    Love it!!!!

  60. bobbler2

    bobbler23 päivää sitten

    See children this is how they make toothpaste... truth

  61. Jun Pineda Jr.

    Jun Pineda Jr.3 päivää sitten

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

  62. Wayne Adams

    Wayne Adams3 päivää sitten

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

  63. atitere

    atitere3 päivää sitten

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

  64. Daniel Newton

    Daniel Newton3 päivää sitten

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

  65. Manjusha Dudhane

    Manjusha Dudhane3 päivää sitten


  66. Elvin Tree

    Elvin Tree3 päivää sitten

    Come England do bespoke ones which you are doing you be able to charge a fortune

  67. cartaphilus. est

    cartaphilus. est3 päivää sitten

    hydraulic floors


    THE MEAT MAFÍA3 päivää sitten

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

  69. Ann

    Ann3 päivää sitten

    Look into get out of mold infested mobile home Ann R. Go fund me.

  70. hentai

    hentai3 päivää sitten

    أمة تكافح و سوف تستمر في الكفاح حتى نفوق أوروبا مجددا

  71. EyesOfByes

    EyesOfByes3 päivää sitten

    3:16 *"PRITTY GOOT"*

  72. brad g

    brad g4 päivää sitten

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

  73. yuoop noke

    yuoop noke3 päivää sitten

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

  74. partypoison

    partypoison4 päivää sitten

    5:22 my man is looking freshh af

  75. Mayn 90's

    Mayn 90's4 päivää sitten

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

  76. Moumita Chakraborty

    Moumita Chakraborty4 päivää sitten

    This are so beautiful 💕 can anyone share his website link pls?

  77. ಠ_ಠ ಥ_ಥ

    ಠ_ಠ ಥ_ಥ4 päivää sitten

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

  78. Julie’s Journey

    Julie’s Journey4 päivää sitten


  79. sepic gamer

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  80. Sea Coast

    Sea Coast4 päivää sitten

    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.

  81. Sea Coast

    Sea Coast4 päivää sitten

    The pyramids are made of concrete. 🔺

  82. Tony Gabashvili

    Tony Gabashvili4 päivää sitten

    Ancient Egyptian Tide Pods

  83. Riddler

    Riddler4 päivää sitten

    Joe just told everyone about the Alien' he did the one thing he was told not to talk about hahahahahaha

  84. TheExplodingChipmunk

    TheExplodingChipmunk4 päivää sitten

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

  85. Feed ME Donuts

    Feed ME Donuts4 päivää sitten

    We had stuff like this in America then the capitalist began outsourcing everything overseas.

  86. 高橋良江

    高橋良江4 päivää sitten

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  87. Nancy Trumpelosi

    Nancy Trumpelosi4 päivää sitten

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

  88. jessenia lol

    jessenia lol4 päivää sitten

    Aww he so cute

  89. Fern F

    Fern F4 päivää sitten

    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.


    STOGGYRETURNS4 päivää sitten

    Someone needs to show him a grout bag asap!

  91. Uchenna Wombu

    Uchenna Wombu4 päivää sitten

    Beautiful craft

  92. Ashwii S

    Ashwii S4 päivää sitten

    I wanna become this man's apprentice. This is soooo cool and handy to know!

  93. mikea hiooi

    mikea hiooi4 päivää sitten

    Respect. We need to honour and pass on the crafts to the future generations. 21 July 2021

  94. AnnaK

    AnnaK4 päivää sitten

    Make websites and sell this stuff

  95. sz

    sz4 päivää sitten

    She speaks like shes gona cry

  96. Ray Chobanian

    Ray Chobanian4 päivää sitten

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

  97. Kimiheba

    Kimiheba4 päivää sitten


  98. Linette: LMB

    Linette: LMB4 päivää sitten

    Beautiful work! 😊

  99. Littlepinkred Cancer

    Littlepinkred Cancer4 päivää sitten

    i hope i could eat those....looks like some delicious candies..


    DID YOU SEE THAT4 päivää sitten

    Cool! But next time show the tiles.

  101. Feelin' Bad for Myself

    Feelin' Bad for Myself4 päivää sitten

    Wow just 1 week ago 21M views