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

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    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

santo hiji +17497
santo hiji

Feels sad when he said "you do this, you feel like an artist". You are an artist. You deserve recognition for keeping history alive.

10 месяцев назад
RONIT MASIH
RONIT MASIH

Why feel sad he is still doing what he love atleast he is not begging on roads

12 дней назад
C W Del Schneider
C W Del Schneider

Perfect

16 дней назад
Body Builder
Body Builder

According to their neighbor Israel 🇮🇱, this place doesn't produce art and should be destroyed.

23 дня назад
Meg Murray
Meg Murray

@Angela_ SoManyThings mn,, ni king;

3 месяца назад
XLIV ALEXANDER +2
XLIV ALEXANDER

@Curt O crafting is an art, if you create art you’re an artist. I don’t understand how hard of a concept that is for people to grasp.

3 месяца назад
Camille E +3305
Camille E

Wish I had known about him when I was in Egypt, I would’ve purchased some tiles. I wish he had a website and international shipping. This is the kind of business people want to support.

4 месяца назад
Living Light
Living Light

Exactly!

12 дней назад
Kayla Cat +1
Kayla Cat

This is also the kind of business that couldn’t sustain that level of traffic which is exactly why it doesn’t have a website or market itself as a tourist destination. We can support it by leaving it be.

20 дней назад
MikelDundee +1
MikelDundee

You think Capitalism straight away

20 дней назад
Simon George
Simon George

You seem to be making more of a point that you have been to Egypt, like we all need to know.

21 день назад
WORT
WORT

It's not even about buying yourself a floor, I'd buy a tile or two and hang em or place them somewhere as decoration :)

21 день назад
Hajar Abdelbari +489
Hajar Abdelbari

It’s a shame he doesn’t have a website, he deserves it more than most brands

22 дня назад
Dr. Feelgood
Dr. Feelgood

@James LOL Lame. Go back to elementary school, if you ever went at all.

13 дней назад
James +1
James

@Dr. Feelgood you’re making me feel really bad. not living up to the name. how dare you. i don’t even wanna be friends anymore. so stop sending me the request!

13 дней назад
Dr. Feelgood +1
Dr. Feelgood

@James Omg, I'm not reading all that BS. Lol. Sorry, you just don't get it.

13 дней назад
James +1
James

@Dr. Feelgood also i think using kodak as an example really contradicts the point you’re trying to make because the art and universal appreciation for the craft of photography has exponentially increased in the digital age. but if you’re referring to the artistic skill of manufacturing film then you make a fair point. however i’m sure that even before kodak’s sales began to decline in response to the introduction of digital cameras to the marketplace that they had already put many artisan film smiths out of business by mass producing film and disposable cameras in automated factories. also if you’re referring to the rapper kodak black i’m not sure i know which song you’re referencing and sorry i missed it.

13 дней назад
James +1
James

@Dr. Feelgood i mean, that’s a separate topic. i thought it was interesting how OP stated he “deserves” a website more than big brands. and my comment was addressing what a website would do for him. it seems his focus is on the craft rather than maximizing sales. however you are correct, the best way to ensure his craft lives on is to preserve it in video format. however, he could just do that on youtube instead of switching to a web based business format. not everyone deserves a website, but anyone can have one.

13 дней назад
Hydraxous +1835
Hydraxous

I don't get how he feels like an artist. He IS an artist. His work is fantastically beautiful and skillful. Absolutely amazing to see the process.

4 месяца назад
Eslam ElAttar
Eslam ElAttar

as an egyptian I can confirm its just meaning lost in translation, its just more humble way to refer to one's own talent here to say "feel like ----"

17 часов назад
infinite death
infinite death

@TheTetrapod Pretty much any form of crafting is art though. He's not an "artist" in the sense that he's not a painter. But he's an artist in his trade.

16 дней назад
MRM
MRM

@Sublime Sense  behold, an elite is here, would you like a cup of coffee, sir? Wait, let me wipe clean the seat first for your expensive ass

16 дней назад
H Riley +2
H Riley

Just saying he feels like an artist shows he's quite an humble man. For him only others can distinguished his artistry than himself because an artist does what an artist does.

23 дня назад
noonoowave +4
noonoowave

As a native speaker, it really is an oversimplified translation. Technically, it's correct, but if you translate for the intended meaning, that sentence becomes "The craftsperson that works [this job] feels himself to be an artist." He's not taking about himself, he's talking about the art itself. Edit: spelling error

23 дня назад
Spike +613
Spike

In the end as he held up the tile, he looked so proud and his face told me how we should really keep this alive. I mean this is tradition, this is history and these tiles are just so beautiful. I'd love to have them in my future house :) I hope he is doing well

3 месяца назад
Britney Basden
Britney Basden

i thought the very same. It was so touching to see

9 дней назад
Cookiedible
Cookiedible

@Matthew P the usa is an independent country since 1776 if memory serves. All its history prior to that is the history of the countries it became independent from. Not even 250 ans is nothing for a country, although you might not be aware since that's all you have as your own history. The USA has no history. For perspective a single period of Japanese history lasted longer than those 246 years you have. It's also what, a twentieth of Egyptian history?

16 дней назад
Cookiedible
Cookiedible

@Andrew-Paul Clements and because you didn't have time to really have one either. You don't care about your heritage because as a country your heritage is still not that far out of reach. Countries like Egypt for example, whose roots are thousands of years away from them know the value of preserving their heritage and witnessed the pain of having it destroyed by invaders.

20 дней назад
KP-legacy-54
KP-legacy-54

Its pretty sure But it's only 200 years old Really not that long in the grand scheme of things It certainly may be his tradition and work But it's not to the larger populace

20 дней назад
Andrew-Paul Clements +4
Andrew-Paul Clements

@jnicole24 I think what they are meaning to say is "Places with no respect for history and tradition" Places like the United States and Canada which care so much about efficiency and profit, That history, heritage, and tradition are left behind. We "have no history" because we don't value it.

20 дней назад
ONth lvRoad +7262
ONth lvRoad

The fact he is teaching his art for free to everyone is eager to learn is wonderful

9 месяцев назад
Cpt Hardluck
Cpt Hardluck

Yeah so nice of him to spread their skill that makes you go blind

14 дней назад
Habib Halimi
Habib Halimi

@Latasha Moore they were Hebrew and they weren’t. They were different people before them and they are different people now.

15 дней назад
Youssef KH
Youssef KH

Egyptian are amazing

15 дней назад
Princess Azula
Princess Azula

I'd pay him anyways

23 дня назад
George Freemon
George Freemon

@St4r Blacks weren’t Egyptians, the Sahara blocked most sub Sarah’s Africans getting into Egypt, once they attacked Egypt they were also seen as outsiders.

24 дня назад
Mountain Months +189
Mountain Months

each of his tiles has soul. something you'll never see from something made in a factory

28 дней назад
sahq +89
sahq

In my family I was always told few of our close relatives left Greece, went to Egypt as migrants and thrived in tile making. I have no contact with them but after watching this documentary I can only appreciate them even more. Tile making is art, art is beautiful. Keep the tradition alive! Love to all the Egyptian people from a Greek neighbour🇪🇬🇬🇷

2 месяца назад
SciK
SciK

As in native Greeks?

28 дней назад
Paulo Matos +211
Paulo Matos

this is not "like art". It IS art. He has to have a deep understanding of color combinations, aesthetic trends, medium texture and a whole bunch of other aspects like pattern continuation (as seen at 5:05 in the corner tiles and the multi tile patterns shown). For a manually made piece, that's by no means an easy task.

4 месяца назад
Ch33f +46
Ch33f

Very cool! Makes me think about a buddy that I have that does hand painted signs for stores...digital design almost destroyed it save a few that kept the hand painted tradition going. My friend learned from one of the old timers and is now running his own business. :)

5 месяцев назад
LunarDeathBlade +9620
LunarDeathBlade

Doesn't even care about money. Just wants to keep the craft his father taught him alive. Absolute respect.

11 месяцев назад
ChooseCompassion
ChooseCompassion

AMEN! I would consider it a blessing to have one of these.

14 дней назад
birchthebirch
birchthebirch

@Frost Frost or its his only skill and therefore can't afford to do anything else he said it himself it's a business

20 дней назад
Frost Frost
Frost Frost

@birchthebirch This is a really poor analysis. He could be doing something more lucrative, but he prefers to do this because, for him, his art comes first. Yeah, he needs the money, but that is because the materials themselves are expensive and he also has to eat. I don't know why people is cotemptuous with artists just because they receive any kind of monetary compensation for their work. Wtf.

20 дней назад
The Odour
The Odour

Maybe it's time to stop. This shit sucks

23 дня назад
FrostMelon
FrostMelon

Don't care about money? Seems like you have never been to that country. EVERYTHING IS ABOUT MONEY!!! And they are extremely skilled with lies. Heck he was even spilling all over the place including on his tiles, not even good at his craft. Keeping the tradition going does have some value though.

26 дней назад
kiddish10 +82
kiddish10

This is fantastic. Every time the tile is finished, i see a smile of satisfaction on his face. Absolutely worth the work.

5 месяцев назад
ugur donmez +31
ugur donmez

Egypt is such an epic place , cradle for civilizations.. These artizans should be protected at all costs

3 месяца назад
BlackSeranna +11
BlackSeranna

These are really beautiful tiles! Unlike marble, cement is readily available. Unlike ceramic, which has to be fired, this seems to have less steps, and is more sturdy. People can have beautiful homes where their floors can stand the test of time. I never even knew this was possible!

3 месяца назад
E Presley +35
E Presley

This man is a LEGEND and national treasure! It’s so sad that this kind of art is dying out!

3 месяца назад
maher channel قناة ماهر +51929
maher channel قناة ماهر

I feel you didn't show us enough of the final product. Just a few seconds. I wanted to see how it also looks like installed.

Год назад
Abd Saeed
Abd Saeed

Installing those is a whole other job

4 месяца назад
ryanburbridge
ryanburbridge

@pugetwitch i do

4 месяца назад
pugetwitch
pugetwitch

@ryanburbridge dude go Bible thumb somewhere else

4 месяца назад
pugetwitch
pugetwitch

Me too! I bet it looks great especially in a cafe or palace.

4 месяца назад
iLoveGuild
iLoveGuild

@Mikail Odabas oh thanks lol

4 месяца назад
Klassisk +37
Klassisk

I don't care what people say, this is an extremely talented artist who keeps a tradition for hundreds of years and wants to continue the tradition. I hope we don't lose this piece of history and keep the artistic tradition.

23 дня назад
Klassisk +2
Klassisk

@jimmy Ryan proceed to my previous reply.

22 дня назад
jimmy Ryan +1
jimmy Ryan

Who are you arguing with? Everyone agrees

22 дня назад
Klassisk +2
Klassisk

@Adam Pastorek It was to emphasize a point not an opinion.

23 дня назад
Adam Pastorek +1
Adam Pastorek

Who is saying otherwise dude, Jesus calm down, you aren't having a controversial opinion "man" LMFAO 🤷

23 дня назад
John Dmitri Kozak +42
John Dmitri Kozak

"I find myself in this job" - guys, I think this summarizes everything this man stands for :)

4 месяца назад
수정 김 +11
수정 김

I have so much respect for him - I hope his craft continues on for a long time.

3 месяца назад
Richard +10
Richard

5:06 These are absolutely beautiful - I love them! And thank you Business Insider - I only recently found your channel and I wish I had discovered it sooner - the content is amazing! Thank you for letting me learn about places and people I would never have seen otherwise! ♥ Edit: I just reached the part where he offers free apprenticeships - what a truly incredible man and artist.

3 месяца назад
Electrickid1012 +3638
Electrickid1012

Much respect for a guy who not only does a trade, but teaches it

Год назад
Glamsky +2
Glamsky

@radcow Yup, mass product are cheap and handmade product are expensive. That's why his costumers are upper class people who have palaces and villas because they are the ones who can afford it.

4 месяца назад
Usha Devi
Usha Devi

@al.kaloid ppsoKRaig! Q

11 месяцев назад
Mai Pao
Mai Pao

so true

11 месяцев назад
Dragonwing 4ever +15
Dragonwing 4ever

@radcow just becuase its cheaper by machine does not mean it should be, the crafts of are past should be preserved as there rich history. look at blacksmithing, the modern world wouldn't exist without blacksmiths making the tools and discovering the secrets of metals

11 месяцев назад
al.kaloid
al.kaloid

@nikhil reddy 3:43

11 месяцев назад
Cuprunnethover +10
Cuprunnethover

Awesome! Glad that he is teaching the younger generation to keep the tradition going!

Месяц назад
TweeTwee Me !! +26
TweeTwee Me !!

I’d take the tiles made from the sweat, tears, and love of a man who adores each one of the pieces he has created, over something machine made that lacks the care the man has put into his own work. I understand why the industrial revolution happened, but it’s sad what it has done to beautiful crafts made by people who adored what they did since childhood. This is why I stand behind small business. This is the beauty you get when you pay a bit more made from someone who enjoyed making it for you vs. machine made in most likely a sweat factory across the sea. Please support our small business owners❤️

20 дней назад
Eddie Shoemaker
Eddie Shoemaker

A lot of the economic drive pushing this tradition of craftsmanship to the brink of extinction is less to do with automation and the industrial revolution and more the fault of big government creating an environment where corporations can pay to implement legislation that stifles competition. The industrial revolution definitely contributes to that by enabling big business to operate at a larger scale/volume with lower overhead, but on a level playing field, that reduced cost to scale up should and would benefit small businesses like this to an even greater degree than these industrial behemoths we have now that are rigging the game.

13 дней назад
Damien
Damien

Unfortunately a lot of small businesses still try to automate things. I have nothing but love and utter respect for truly keeping a craft alive. I wish I could only buy hand-made things from the creators themselves for the rest of my life. I hate how wasteful we've all become and how little care we're taught to treat items nowadays.

18 дней назад
Ceren Guleryuz +10
Ceren Guleryuz

I have 100% respect for this guy

4 месяца назад
HarderStyles +4
HarderStyles

This is exactly what I want to walk on in my first house ❤️ a unique story every step I take :) beautiful art

4 месяца назад
DisguisedFish +3098
DisguisedFish

I hope his business is flourishing!!! Craftsman like him are gems, mass production just become items. However when it’s made from a craftsman who produces them slowly, it’s priceless

8 месяцев назад
Shamanteng
Shamanteng

@Dāvis Volksons you're right to point this out : how many people like to support things/causes on social media without spending a single penny or doing any effort ? It's like they do it to intentionally criticize their other bad habits or be "hipster".

4 месяца назад
Alvaro Silva +2
Alvaro Silva

In Mexico, not so long ago, houses were decorated with floor tiles similar to these. They require a lot of maintenance and care, otherwise the tiles get dirty and look horrible. To clean them you need to use a strong acid and brush the floor with energy. Needless to say it is a risky and labour intensive chore. Fast forward to the 21st century and modern mass produced ceramic tiles are a blessing. They look great for years and they are very easy to clean. I prefer the mass produced ones.

4 месяца назад
holdmebackbrah
holdmebackbrah

@katiegx12 the irony in you saying that

4 месяца назад
Preston Owens +1
Preston Owens

DisguisedFish, I wish the rest of society thought as much. I’m currently working in a MidWestern Factory town and here nobody cares about art of any sort. As a painter it’s very isolating and messes with your head feeling alone in your convictions.

5 месяцев назад
JanglangMalatang
JanglangMalatang

Beautiful 👌💥

5 месяцев назад
Dora Gary +76
Dora Gary

Every family has that one person who will break the family financial struggle I hope you become the one ☺️

2 месяца назад
pop Sarah +1
pop Sarah

Small steps everyday!

2 месяца назад
Investors motivation
Investors motivation

If you want to be successful have the mindset of the rich spend less and invest more

2 месяца назад
Thomas Dooley
Thomas Dooley

@Alice mark Catherine S. Woods

2 месяца назад
Thomas Dooley
Thomas Dooley

@Alice mark Face book 👇

2 месяца назад
Thomas Dooley
Thomas Dooley

@Alice mark that's the more reason you should reach to her and get good insight

2 месяца назад
Cadeuces CombatVet86 +5
Cadeuces CombatVet86

Absolute gorgeous pieces. Growing up in Miami. I've been able to see beautiful tile work in the older historic house in Miami. This master craftsman has gained my respect in just this short video and his craftsmanship should definitelybe preserved by future generations

3 месяца назад
Bruce Perron +6
Bruce Perron

This man is under paid,he's a craftsman,and that should be appreciated for his art,and it definitely is art,he should also be respected for his work ethic.

20 дней назад
Amazing Supergirl +3
Amazing Supergirl

He should sell these internationally online. I love the freestyle one! I wonder if they work for anything other than walls. Stepping stones? Outdoor flooring?

4 месяца назад
Emma_de_Dilemma +2526
Emma_de_Dilemma

I think we need to mention how gorgeous those tiles look?!?!? Imagine putting a gloss over them and installing them in your house, how absolutely stunning that would look. The color is so good, it looks so pure and you can physically see the effort and caring that went into each and every one. Each one looks like a mini artwork, mad respect to this man

9 месяцев назад
Sannheten Skal Seire
Sannheten Skal Seire

@Tanay Mishra Where are you native to? India??

2 месяца назад
Sannheten Skal Seire
Sannheten Skal Seire

@Tanay Mishra Do u know u are weird, af, like dude ur opinion does not mean any are "hurt" by what u say & the opinion (also u lol) would have to matter first to that person and be important which obviously u are nothing more than a stranger and a nobody to her, if she is sane and thinks straight so loool, how in the world can anyone be "hurt" by what STRANGERS say?? Creepy weirdos u are thinking u guys are, anything, to be able to cause "hurt" to someone when it is JUST comments and replies. Ridiculous really.

2 месяца назад
Ambivert
Ambivert

@George Rachitan My grandpa has installed this to my house , after and more than 50 years it’s looking like new and shining also its too strong

6 месяцев назад
ReVan Prime
ReVan Prime

I liked the red black and white one. Would look great in a frame.

6 месяцев назад
Tanay Mishra
Tanay Mishra

@Emma_de_Dilemma I agree but opinion doesn't means hate (sorry if i hurted you with my opinion didnt mean to

6 месяцев назад
Swedish Death Clean Queen +2
Swedish Death Clean Queen

This is one more reason I'd go to Egypt, I would love to apprentice with him

16 дней назад
Lazizbek Yusupov +9
Lazizbek Yusupov

Those stones are freaking gorgeous! I would love to buy several square meters for my flat.

4 месяца назад
Matrix91 +2
Matrix91

Wow it looks beautiful! Really admire that he wants to keep this tradition alive!

Месяц назад
Fujoshi raikantopeini +1
Fujoshi raikantopeini

Gosh this is the best video that I've watched in a long time. He's proud when he took out the final product. And he's teaching the young generation with a hope of keeping the tradition for a long time.. He simply loves it. He's an artist. That's for sure.. It's going to be the best compared to the machine made tiles out in the market

Месяц назад
MakoRuu +1624
MakoRuu

I hope a lot of people see this, and they buy his products so he can stay in business.

Год назад
RAMS king
RAMS king

I don't think people would spend $62 for 1 tile. Also they don't live in Egypt, so he probably would go out of business soon. Which sucks, but $62 for a tile is probably why he is going to close the tile business.

4 месяца назад
Abo Shreif
Abo Shreif

I worked as an assistant in the manufacture of this type of tile during school holidays in Egypt forty-five years ago, and this type was commonly used in all houses in Egypt, this video made me feel how old I am !

9 месяцев назад
Saied Samy
Saied Samy

@Craig The Brute lllmv ncv. Vhv

Год назад
Saied Samy
Saied Samy

تنننةب. ،,+()////

Год назад
Saied Samy
Saied Samy

يتمم بنط

Год назад
Rebecca Mæd +152
Rebecca Mæd

If only he had a website or sold on a platform like Etsy, Shopify, or Amazon. He would finally reach a starving audience. We need someone to reach out and help him. His passion would continue to thrive for decades!

3 месяца назад
vossejongk
vossejongk

Amazon is the cancer for small manufacturers like this. They steal the idea, produce it themselves somewhere in china at lower costs and make.the small manufacturers go out of business

21 день назад
WORT +2
WORT

Or you can sprinkle these tiles throughout your lot if it uses tiles

21 день назад
WORT +2
WORT

I'd buy a few as decoration.

21 день назад
Osama Mahmoud +2
Osama Mahmoud

@محمود احمد هو مكانه فين بالظبط

Месяц назад
Bryan Navarro +9
Bryan Navarro

My dad used to have a business in Mexico doing this, it’s incredible to watch and learn. Unfortunately people don’t value the craft and want pieces of art for the price they would get mass produced products. I’m happy to see people appreciating artists like the man on this video.

Месяц назад
Meesha Fike +2
Meesha Fike

absolutely amazing artisty sir! I hope you see all of our comments and compliments to you because YOU ARE AN FANTASTIC ARTIST! I hate to see old tradition going away in every culture of earth 💔 it's good to be different and you have a better sense of accomplishment when you do things how they were instead of the easy way

3 месяца назад
Sannheten Skal Seire
Sannheten Skal Seire

Completely.

2 месяца назад
Young 23 +11
Young 23

God bless this man and his beautiful, historic craft

24 дня назад
Epoch2498 +4
Epoch2498

As an artist since 4 years of age, and now am 24, this man inspires me to pick up art again, but with more love and devotion.

Месяц назад
G_Grinder +2532
G_Grinder

These small "imperfection" points make these handcrafted tiles even more beautiful and unique.

7 месяцев назад
mark farag
mark farag

@Daxton Arnold as an Egyptian there are actually quite a lot. Have you ever been to Egypt or are you just making assumptions based on thin air and tired stereotypes?

20 дней назад
Force +1
Force

@Trasseurxd it is cheaper and better quality, but that's not what he said. He said they are beautiful and unique, which they are compared to mass-produced tiles.

3 месяца назад
K1lostream +1
K1lostream

There's two levels of choice that make this a dying craft. First there's the economic choice - those that would prefer hand-made tiles but can't afford them, then there's the aesthetic choice - those that feel production should always be the exact same and therefore prefer highly controlled mass-produced tiles. It's only the very rich, who also appreciate the imperfections of hand-made tiles that will choose these. Maybe there's enough to keep a small number of these craftsmen in business - I hope so.

3 месяца назад
OtakuEdits
OtakuEdits

​​@SavageSage Programming is hard and requires creative thinking though.

3 месяца назад
Daxton Arnold
Daxton Arnold

@Flustrated Genius How many “palaces” do you think there are in Egypt?

3 месяца назад
HeatherB
HeatherB

His tile work is beautiful. I wish I could go train with him. I would feel blessed to be able to walk on handcrafted tiles like his throughout my home. Stunning.

3 месяца назад
Cherish 9 +1
Cherish 9

Those tiles are awesome - i really loved his freestyle one .. I hope people will keep this craft alive. Really enjoyed this. Blessings!

3 месяца назад
Lee Dassin +1
Lee Dassin

I would love to learn something like this! Amazing hand made art that needs to be done by hand and with heart

3 месяца назад
Egyptian Doctor +21
Egyptian Doctor

As Egyptian myself, I have to affirm what he said about that craft. Unfortunately it’s almost died out, what makes this artist a living legend.

26 дней назад
FoxHound +2146
FoxHound

This man needs a website to keep his craft alive, these are beautiful

Год назад
Correl Freehand +1
Correl Freehand

@Big M would there be a way for the website to be local? or is it the same difficulty to set up anyway? shoot some of these could be art pieces which would sell for a crap tone more, especially if they were unique enough.

9 месяцев назад
Rachelcookie321 +3
Rachelcookie321

@Jason Headden where are you getting $2000 from? They said he could make up to 150 a day and they cost $30 per square meter. Assuming that one tile is 33cm long with some simple math you can work out that adds up to a total of $516. That’s how much he would make a day if they made 150 tiles. They said they could make up to 150 tiles a day but since it’s a dying industry I would assume he doesn’t usually get many orders and will only make that many a day if he had a really big order. On top of that he doesn’t get to pocket all that money. He has to pay for materials, his employees, the workshop bills before he gets to take any money home.

9 месяцев назад
Jonathan Soko +4
Jonathan Soko

He can't produce enough for a website, y'all are unrealistic

11 месяцев назад
Boomer Gaming +2
Boomer Gaming

You want to keep the craft alive? Go apprentice with him. Websites can't teach the nuance and delicate skills required for crafts like this. And those that DO learn from websites will likely produce an inferior product.

Год назад
John Ibasco +3
John Ibasco

I own an niche clothing ecom store, he needs a 3PL (third party logistics) to do handle this I'm sure someone specializes logistics on fragile construction materials. Then he can start a website and market locally and through organic traffic (if this is low competition like he said it is). This such an easy SEO play if he has landed a feature on business insider.

Год назад
Milan
Milan

This is amazing my heart is with you. I hope you get the recognition you deserve!

22 дня назад
Susan Marie
Susan Marie

Beautiful! I would buy “hand made” tile art any day. Each tile is made with love. ❤️

3 месяца назад
Linayouknowme +1
Linayouknowme

Love, love, love this!! It's incredibly impressive!

3 месяца назад
ABC +1
ABC

Really beautiful end product. I’m amazed that the tile immediately solidifies once it goes through the high pressure. Won’t there still be some moisture? It’s like adding flour(cement) to water (paint), the result is dough which is soft, not hard. What’s the physics behind this?

2 месяца назад
Avery the Cuban-American +3606
Avery the Cuban-American

Giving free training because he believes in the art... he is a treasure to his country. Glad to see he is teaching the youth, and continuing to do it even when the ceramic and marble tile industry took over. You just don't see this kind of artistry and mastery in production anymore, it's all about efficiency which is understandable. But I feel the heart of design gets lost in mass production...it's a shame

Год назад
29. +1
29.

because it’s a craft. arts and crafts. this is the latter

4 месяца назад
Shadoweb EB
Shadoweb EB

@aznisles thank you for these kind words random faceless internet troll that loves ugly things lol 😂

8 месяцев назад
aznisles
aznisles

@Shadoweb EB Who's to say what is or isn't fun for someone? Who's to say the product is definitively ugly and undesirable? Who's to say this can't be compared to a recreational sport? Certainly not you, a random, faceless Internet troll. You're not an authority on the subject no matter how much you presume to demean others. I don't even think you care about the topic of the video. You're just here to insult and disparage others to feel better about yourself. I'll humor you. *Feeds rotting meat to equally toxic troll*

8 месяцев назад
Random +1
Random

@Shadoweb EB Nobody actually cares what you say. Do you know that? You may as well just shut up?

Год назад
AG92 +1
AG92

@ZzzhhhtttRRRyYY1818Get a hobby...besides being a troll.

Год назад
Blind Bandit
Blind Bandit

This is gorgeous, and such a important peice of a historical art form that he's keeping alive. Keep it up, man!!

4 месяца назад
Stacie Josephson-Banks
Stacie Josephson-Banks

Oh, my gosh, Mr. Sayids work is SO beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this! Im going to share this video with my family! What an inspirational story about craftsmanship, family, tradition...about heart! This guys got heart, man. Truly appreciated. Much respect. God bless! 💖🙏🏼🤗

20 дней назад
chevon1920 +2
chevon1920

It’s so cool that he offers free apprenticeships for the sole purpose of keeping the art alive.

5 месяцев назад
Jasmine Namata +1
Jasmine Namata

Such a beautiful artistry! So impressed with him and his eye for design and color

3 месяца назад
Julia Kuri +1474
Julia Kuri

These tiles were in my grandmother’s house built in 1921. So beautiful and very durable lasting many decades. Thank you for still making them.

Год назад
legend007ization
legend007ization

@Rachelcookie321 we'll just have to agree to disagree.

9 месяцев назад
Rachelcookie321 +1
Rachelcookie321

@legend007ization probably not from his store, I think the commenter just meant those type of tiles.

9 месяцев назад
Momera +13
Momera

Guys she was saying that this type of handmade, traditional tile is in her grandmother's house. She doesn't mean that this particular man made them.

Год назад
crystal +1
crystal

@Alcantara Kenzo what type of proof do you even want? Just believe it or dont.

Год назад
Alcantara Kenzo
Alcantara Kenzo

Proof?🧐

Год назад
Katnip Bardot +1
Katnip Bardot

Absolutely beautiful artistry! 😍 I think it is so important to preserve ancient craft works like this to keep them alive. It's like a having a piece of history right here in the modern era which is very rare to find these days & unfortunately other types of crafting & artistry has been lost to time. For example there's this beautiful cotton textile called Dhaka Muslin that no one left on earth knows how to make anymore. It was handmade in Bangladesh & it was a very precious fine fabric worn only around 150-200 years ago. You can thank British imperialism for why it's not around anymore. The British wanted to sell their own industrial made cotton goods & they hated how popular & high quality this precious fabric was so they literally destroyed the industry by cutting off the thumbs of every Dhaka Muslin weaver & since the only specific cotton plant that they can produce it from no longer exists anymore either, I could only assume that they also destroyed the last of the crops too. I wanna say that some scientists may have tried to reproduce the fabric very recently but I don't think it's anywhere near the same at all without that extinct cotton plant around or the exact proper knowledge of how to make it but hey at least they tried their best. It's honestly a crying shame that such a wonderful fabric is now lost forever due to industrialization of cotton & in reality, pure greed. Even though it's not exactly ancient since it was only from a few hundred years ago, it still had a beautiful historical art culture surrounding it while being well loved by the people of the time period & that's just one example of why it's so important that the knowledge of historical artistries of any kind such as these man's beautiful tiles can be shared further & preserved for as long as possible. It's also amazing that he already has two employees that he's share this knowledge with & I hope that those employees will be able to pass down this traditional style of tile making to future generations & so on for many years to come.

20 дней назад
kabin thapa +7
kabin thapa

Great and humble man .I respect those who preserve the culture rather than being stylish . 👌👌

2 месяца назад
Rehana Begum GFRT +9
Rehana Begum GFRT

MashaAllah superb...what skills he has, he deserves a medal for it and someone who can guide him to more success, he's a true artist alhamdulilaah...we need more like him in uk 🇬🇧

19 дней назад
Nancy Williams +2
Nancy Williams

May you and your workers be blessed. They are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for showing this to us.

4 месяца назад
Tony Cotto +21313
Tony Cotto

It's like interviewing Leonardo and not showing us his Mona Lisa.

Год назад
didybopintitys
didybopintitys

Are you blind

16 дней назад
PP P
PP P

I thought Bob Ross painted the Monalisa?

18 дней назад
Spencer Price
Spencer Price

It’s right at the end

22 дня назад
Tk G
Tk G

Gioconda*

22 дня назад
Tximino M
Tximino M

But this video shows the end results. I don't understand this comment.

22 дня назад
Ka Sho +2
Ka Sho

I think it is awesome someone thought to cover this guy! Can you imagine the boom in this trade this video probably created? Such a fun, fun looking thing to get to do each day. And, I agree with everyone; the man is an artist.

3 месяца назад
John Hunt +3
John Hunt

Such a fantastic job you’re doing. You should be very proud of yourself. A GREAT artist you are. God Bless!

5 месяцев назад
Johny40Se7en +2
Johny40Se7en

That's a very beautiful art, and it sparks a lot of thought with the mixing of colours into the cement. Natural pigments could be used too, like from plants 😊😉

4 месяца назад
ssun +1
ssun

People like this are the backbone of culture. Living in an industrialized society is obviously a privilege, but too often we ignore the damage that industrialization has done to craft work traditions like this which are sometimes centuries old. Art is the most major defining feature of a culture, and craftsmanship is art. I'm so glad he's keeping this work alive and I hope other people follow in his footsteps.

11 дней назад
Alex Gatto +1907
Alex Gatto

He's smart, he's willing to teach anyone who wants to learn instead of hanging all his hopes on one or two sons who may not even want to continue the family business. Being generous with knowledge is how you keep traditional arts and skills alive.

9 месяцев назад
Trainman567
Trainman567

@Dexter McTurkey value exists because we give things value. You should understand that

5 месяцев назад
JanglangMalatang
JanglangMalatang

Please Sir , put your course online. 🇦🇺🙏🏻👌. Beautiful work . How blessed you are. +

5 месяцев назад
Ugly donut~ +1
 Ugly donut~

@St4r hes- egyptian?? from an egyptian

6 месяцев назад
Mina +2
Mina

@Dexter McTurkey not everything is about business and money, making things with ur own two hands and honing skills like these make them special and give them value. Not material value though.

7 месяцев назад
S. GH +10
S. GH

@Dexter McTurkey Not everything in life has to be for profit. Hyper-Capitalism has ruined people's brains. There's inherent value in creating things and honing skills.

7 месяцев назад
Nora Serghany
Nora Serghany

This is beautiful, both in the soft way he speaks Arabic, and the attention to detail he has with his art. You can feel the love for his trade and culture. By offering free apprenticeship, you can tell his goal is for this knowledge to outlive him. What a wonderful human being.

2 месяца назад
Awakened heART RooM +1
Awakened heART RooM

I SO love this !! The tiles are GORGEOUS !! These are the ones everyone should want for sure !! 💖

4 месяца назад
Wael Shoukry
Wael Shoukry

this is a great idea. I was thinking what can I do to keep this and similar skills alive especially in Egypt where some of them date back several hundred years but are unappreciated because of the mass migration to modern alternatives. I'm an Egyptian living in the UAE but travel back home every year. I want to do something to support people like him. I want to invite collaboration to do something positive not only for these people but also something that ensures the skill is learned by new people . I am not looking to personally profit from any of this, so I hope to be joined by like minded people from anywhere in the world to work on this project.

23 дня назад
Minu Ishaq +1
Minu Ishaq

Beautiful. Hope he can pass this on to younger generations

4 месяца назад
HF +2451
HF

I love this series. It's really nice that Business Insider is covering stories like this. These dying traditions and crafts need more recognition.

Год назад
Abhijay S Kumar
Abhijay S Kumar

Soo true

Год назад
Kaylee.
Kaylee.

Same but they need to put in links the description or something so people can buy their products

Год назад
live well with EDS
live well with EDS

@YouTube suppress Free Speech not the same as an ancient traditional art

Год назад
moatasem KNXC +2
moatasem KNXC

@chris thomson it’s greek originally not arab

Год назад
TheRandompaint +1
TheRandompaint

It also makes me appreciate the new more efficient technology that we have today but we wouldn't have that without the OG

Год назад
Angel Granado +1
Angel Granado

😢 I hope this art form never ends ❤

4 месяца назад
SPARTAN-501 +2
SPARTAN-501

Hopefully he has written down how his tiles are made (e.g. cement mix, what kinds of colors does he use, etc.) just in case the art disappears. A well-documented art can be revived down the road.

25 дней назад
Michelle Backman +2
Michelle Backman

What a great man of skill. God bless your health and your job Saied.

2 месяца назад
Rae Ann
Rae Ann

So much respect for this man! He deserves a lot more recognition

10 дней назад
Elle May +1
Elle May

What an amazing artist in his own right, beautiful work more appreciation should go into these master craftsmen.. We need to revive all these beautiful crafts instead of the robotic monstrosities that they build today!

3 месяца назад
ChooseCompassion +2
ChooseCompassion

I wish I had known about him when my friend was going to college in Cairo. I would love to have had one of these precious tiles. And if anyone is living there and is willing to ship to the US please respond. I would be very appreciated. thank you! ☮️

14 дней назад
MsNot Behavin
MsNot Behavin

He is an artist! Beautiful pieces. Wish I could own one to display, to touch.

3 месяца назад
Andrew Matthews
Andrew Matthews

What a seriously cool guy. Love that he teaches and passes on his knowledge.

22 дня назад
Dayanara josefina +3
Dayanara josefina

I love this! There should be more rich people like him And less more rich people of today should be poor! Respect for this man!

28 дней назад
Ziriuss Apodacaa
Ziriuss Apodacaa

Imagine getting your house floors done by this man it would be amazing and one of a kind! 💯❤️

2 месяца назад
Azalea
Azalea

It’s like art….. it IS art! 💗💗💗💗 I like how he showed it off in the end. You can tell he’s proud without boasting it

5 месяцев назад
Karrie
Karrie

Man…. I want to go to Egypt just to buy some tiles from him. What a wonderful and creative man. His soul is full of color and I hope his tradition lives on.

17 дней назад
ilsoralleb +1944
ilsoralleb

We need these kind of art again in our buildings. I'm tired of plain bland blocks of walls just to look modern. It feels emotionless.

Год назад
aarthi ramaraju +1
aarthi ramaraju

This is Athangudi tiles in India near Karaidkudi (Tamilnadu). This is 1000 years or more it's our traditional tiles still in practice across India. This is the chettinadu tradition.

7 месяцев назад
DirtyPrancing
DirtyPrancing

What they're doing is easily done by machines, not to be a jerk. Plus the machines are much less likely to bleed lines and have each tile mismatch the next

8 месяцев назад
Midori-Fox
Midori-Fox

@gamer480 I'm not interested in this, i already have another job. but if you are, go ahead.

10 месяцев назад
gamer480
gamer480

@Midori-Fox Then go do this and the work will not disappear...

10 месяцев назад
Khloe Cohen
Khloe Cohen

Right.‘minimalistic’ is the word.More like dead to me.🙄

Год назад
Hannah Schultz +146
Hannah Schultz

Successful people don't become that way overnight. What most people see at a glance- wealth, a great career, purpose-is the result of hard work and hustle over time. I pray that anyone who reads this will be successful in life..

18 дней назад
Hassan muhammad Bogobiri
Hassan muhammad Bogobiri

Officialserenay

18 дней назад
Hassan muhammad Bogobiri
Hassan muhammad Bogobiri

email👇👇

18 дней назад
Hassan muhammad Bogobiri
Hassan muhammad Bogobiri

44 = 63:57

18 дней назад
Hassan muhammad Bogobiri
Hassan muhammad Bogobiri

7:44= 1

18 дней назад
Hassan muhammad Bogobiri
Hassan muhammad Bogobiri

+44.

18 дней назад
ren7a8ero
ren7a8ero

Beautiful in many levels. This makes me feel like humanity didn't just pop on the Earth surface just yesterday, but evolved and passed knowledge for centuries, like we can make something that touch and makes people lifes better for years to come.

Месяц назад
Briana Garcia
Briana Garcia

Wow, this is amazing ❤️❤️ bless him

2 месяца назад
Devin chédron
Devin chédron

Oh my gosh his work is beautiful! The colors are amazing 😍

3 месяца назад
Jace +3370
Jace

Everyone in the comments talking about money is missing the point. This humble man just wants his passion to live on after his death.

Год назад
Mikaella Angela
Mikaella Angela

🥺☹️

6 месяцев назад
Atriya Koller
Atriya Koller

@1989Nihil in a world governed by economics money is a key aspect of survival. Without it it's nearly impossible to get the other things (except language).

11 месяцев назад
1989Nihil +1
1989Nihil

@Atriya Koller Key aspects for survial are: food, shelter, cloths on your back and communication/language. Artifical bullshit like money wasn't a thing for our species for millenia, nor is money a key-aspect for the survival of other species.

11 месяцев назад
Nafia
Nafia

@Da Moose i am pretty sure there are hundreds of work tht doesnt even need skills & much less effort & can provide more money than this. I mean. 31$ per piece? Is he sells 300 a month, thts less than 10k$.(can he even?) & i am pretty sure there are many other job that gives more money with less effort

11 месяцев назад
Mark Holmes
Mark Holmes

@valerie I don't think anyone doubts he wants to make a living but he seeks to do it this way while maintaining the craft. The original post was making the point that this man is not focused on making money, in terms of trying to get rich, but that as long as it pays the bills he will keep doing it.

11 месяцев назад
Phlebgrl60
Phlebgrl60

These are artists creating amazing things that have been passed down in their families by their Elders. I just hope that we can hang onto our Elders for as long as possible so we can learn as much as possible from them. We are now responsible for keeping the art of our Elders and Ancestors alive!!

8 дней назад
Aman raj +1
Aman raj

200 years ago these tools would have been freaking cool!! Ancient architecture specially of Egypt was way ahead of time.

17 дней назад
Shadowsketch
Shadowsketch

a simple man with a big love and passion for his simple art, i really hope his legacy will continue on, and somebody takes over his mantle of love for this work and artform

3 месяца назад
Jacob Getzinger
Jacob Getzinger

This is amazing keep the dying art forms alive his tiles are so cool and unique

3 месяца назад
Fab Five Pickers +4342
Fab Five Pickers

Saied: "When you do it, you feel like an artist." You ARE an artist my friend.

Год назад
Power Press Clips +1
Power Press Clips

@eric Spencer because of ignorance

8 месяцев назад
eric Spencer
eric Spencer

@Power Press Clips No one asked.

8 месяцев назад
zorgitron +1
zorgitron

@Jeff Carroll It's not worth stretching the definition of "paint by numbers" beyond all meaning to fight a troll. Is that what you call "muddy the water" in English? The sistine chapel was not painted by numbers and you know it.

9 месяцев назад
Jeff Carroll
Jeff Carroll

@Kong King the Sistine Chapel ceiling was painted by numbers and using cartoon tracing techniques. You're getting into an argument with Michaelangelo there. Best leave the room.

9 месяцев назад
Mustang#9052 +1
Mustang#9052

@Матвей Ковалёв Clown 🤡💀

11 месяцев назад
bhagyashree rasam +1
bhagyashree rasam

If I would have been very very rich I would have import these just because they are simply worth 😍 colours, look, tradition it's just feels ❤️

4 месяца назад
S Sartré
S Sartré

Me ha emocionado ver este artista, tan leal a su tradición y alejado del consumismo que tiene sumida a la población en un mundo sin sentido, sin valores. El siente los colores, experimenta la vida a través de sus tradiciones.

4 месяца назад
Wendy White
Wendy White

I do find that technique intriguing. I like the idea of a cement tile. Durable easy to get materials. It's interesting that the heart of the design are these moulds he's had for 25 years that give him some interesting geometric designs to fill with color.

2 месяца назад
Dimitra Black toulip +1
Dimitra Black toulip

Εξαιρετική δουλειά! 🧐🤩👏👍Συγχαρητήρια από μια Ελληνίδα, που εκτιμά τη πατροπαραδοτη δουλειά σας!.!

3 месяца назад
John Muir +1799
John Muir

A true craftsman dedicated to his artistic craft. It is good to see the young man who hopefully will continue this special creation of these unique tiles.

Год назад
Buildin a sentry
Buildin a sentry

@Frank D dude he’s talking about the apprentice at the end of the video

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Filip
Filip

@Jerk He have probably been inhaling alot of dust wich increases the risks for heart and lung diseases and cancer.

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Mark Awachie +14
Mark Awachie

@Frank D the young man being referred to is the apprentice 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️

Год назад
Cryptic Corvid
Cryptic Corvid

@Jerk I was assuming that they meant that the tile maker guy had a big heart from keeping the tradition alive.

Год назад
Rickie Smith +3
Rickie Smith

Great craftsman but he’s not a young man anymore.

Год назад
FlamingTX
FlamingTX

5:05 After looking at this I feel like I want to use this as my tiles because there's no curve on it's design by looking at the texture and the design, I feel like this looks better on outdoor places

2 месяца назад

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