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. margareth


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

  2. Junior Avila

    Junior Avila

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    It's amazing art work

  3. Pete Venuti

    Pete Venuti

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    What's the formula so I can make some?

  4. babli yadav

    babli yadav

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  5. Cyan


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    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.

  6. Rocky Trumpett

    Rocky Trumpett

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

  7. Sandra Mora

    Sandra Mora

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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.

  8. White Heart

    White Heart

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    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???

  9. Desiree2 Desire

    Desiree2 Desire

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

  10. Rangetech


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  11. Nozy Semsem

    Nozy Semsem

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    So proud of you

  12. Harshita Raj

    Harshita Raj

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  13. Jordan Rivers

    Jordan Rivers

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

  14. Allison James

    Allison James

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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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    Oliver Crosby

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  16. Millar Kandaki

    Millar Kandaki

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    They are beautiful.

  17. Dayvit78


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    It looks delicious. Looks like cake batter.

  18. R. Baccaro

    R. Baccaro

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    I love this man's art!

  19. Marisa Beltran

    Marisa Beltran

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    Make a video of The Craft and it will never die

  20. Vinventive


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    man with passion

  21. Amanda Ceniceros

    Amanda Ceniceros

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

  22. Jake Johnson

    Jake Johnson

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

  23. Jahpila Indaba

    Jahpila Indaba

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    long live mzee,respect

  24. Giraffes Inc.

    Giraffes Inc.

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

  25. Charlotte Phillips

    Charlotte Phillips

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    Thats pretty neat to learn about thats interesting art

  26. babY liSa

    babY liSa

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

  27. Lily


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

  28. Silvia Stroman

    Silvia Stroman

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  29. Meow Rchl

    Meow Rchl

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    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!

  30. Chelsea Carlson

    Chelsea Carlson

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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.

  31. Angela Dias

    Angela Dias

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    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 🙏

  32. Admiral OOM

    Admiral OOM

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    How to get in contact with Saied Hussain ?

  33. konsul2006


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

  34. Sarah Cox

    Sarah Cox

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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.

  35. Sarah Cox

    Sarah Cox

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    Beautiful tiles,the guy is an artist.

  36. Anthony Hargis

    Anthony Hargis

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

  37. Mostafa Mohamed

    Mostafa Mohamed

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    عايز اعرف مكان الورشه او عنوانه الراجل ده

  38. Jeff Beck

    Jeff Beck

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

  39. Makeup Mobster

    Makeup Mobster

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

  40. Rei Lea

    Rei Lea

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    You should have showed places that have used his designs.

  41. Kirolos Sorial

    Kirolos Sorial

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  43. Pramod Marol

    Pramod Marol

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

  44. GriffyBoiii


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    Where can I buy

  45. johnny johnson

    johnny johnson

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    Slavery was alive 200 years ago....

  46. Constantina La Fontaine

    Constantina La Fontaine

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    Beautiful work. Love your designs. 🕶💜🦅

  47. DubR C

    DubR C

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    🙏 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😍

  48. Dorota Szkopiak

    Dorota Szkopiak

    2 dagar sedan

    An amazing craft.

  49. Celina Penteado

    Celina Penteado

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    Where in Cairo can he be found?

  50. Celina Penteado

    Celina Penteado

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    Love it!!!!

  51. bobbler2


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

  52. Jun Pineda Jr.

    Jun Pineda Jr.

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

  53. Wayne Adams

    Wayne Adams

    2 dagar sedan

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

  54. atitere


    2 dagar sedan

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

  55. Daniel Newton

    Daniel Newton

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

  56. Manjusha Dudhane

    Manjusha Dudhane

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  57. Elvin Tree

    Elvin Tree

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

  58. cartaphilus. est

    cartaphilus. est

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    hydraulic floors



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

  60. Ann


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

  61. hentai


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    أمة تكافح و سوف تستمر في الكفاح حتى نفوق أوروبا مجددا

  62. EyesOfByes


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    3:16 *"PRITTY GOOT"*

  63. brad g

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

    • yuoop noke

      yuoop noke

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

  64. partypoison


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    5:22 my man is looking freshh af

  65. Mayn 90's

    Mayn 90's

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

  66. Moumita Chakraborty

    Moumita Chakraborty

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

  67. ಠ_ಠ ಥ_ಥ

    ಠ_ಠ ಥ_ಥ

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

  68. Julie’s Journey

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  69. sepic gamer

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  70. Sea Coast

    Sea Coast

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    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.

  71. Sea Coast

    Sea Coast

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    The pyramids are made of concrete. 🔺

  72. Tony Gabashvili

    Tony Gabashvili

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    Ancient Egyptian Tide Pods

  73. Riddler


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

  74. TheExplodingChipmunk


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

  75. Feed ME Donuts

    Feed ME Donuts

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

  76. 高橋良江


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  77. Nancy Trumpelosi

    Nancy Trumpelosi

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

  78. jessenia lol

    jessenia lol

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    Aww he so cute

  79. Fern F

    Fern F

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    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.



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    Someone needs to show him a grout bag asap!

  81. Uchenna Wombu

    Uchenna Wombu

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    Beautiful craft

  82. Ashwii S

    Ashwii S

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

  83. mikea hiooi

    mikea hiooi

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

  84. AnnaK


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    Make websites and sell this stuff

  85. sz


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    She speaks like shes gona cry

  86. Ray Chobanian

    Ray Chobanian

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

  87. Kimiheba


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  88. Linette: LMB

    Linette: LMB

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    Beautiful work! 😊

  89. Littlepinkred Cancer

    Littlepinkred Cancer

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



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    Cool! But next time show the tiles.

  91. Feelin' Bad for Myself

    Feelin' Bad for Myself

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    Wow just 1 week ago 21M views

  92. Jessica Yvonne

    Jessica Yvonne

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    When he is ready to train an apprentice...I'm ready! Send my plane ticket 🎟

  93. David Doherty

    David Doherty

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    Your right he works slowly, painfully slowly, this explains how poverty thrived in the past, stubborn old men refusing to change.

  94. Site STA

    Site STA

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    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.

  95. Umme Hani

    Umme Hani

    3 dagar sedan

    Happy to see this people still continue old traditional Wer nowadays ppls easily change nd forget❤

  96. Peggy Irvin

    Peggy Irvin

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    His tile work is absolutely beautiful and I pray that his business flourishes 🙏🙏🏽🙏🏼

  97. Maloxi


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    God, I love capitalism !

  98. Darren Murray

    Darren Murray

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