Meet Some Of The Last Papyrus Makers In Egypt Keeping A 5,000-Year-Old Craft Alive | Still Standing

7 Apr 2021
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Papyrus paper originated in ancient Egypt. Today, just one village still makes the paper, but after a year without tourists, workers are struggling to keep their doors open.
Saied and Atef do not have websites for their businesses. They sell their products locally in Egypt. Since we published this video, an Instagram and an online shop have been created for Saied:
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Meet Some Of The Last Papyrus Makers In Egypt Keeping A 5,000-Year-Old Craft Alive | Still Standing

  • One of the greatest inventions in the history of the world

    Naim AliNaim Ali23 menit yang lalu
  • Online store?

    SeddiSeddi2 jam yang lalu
  • Thanks for a fascinating video!

    Wai MoanaWai Moana3 jam yang lalu
  • To everyone that wants to buy this art. It's on EBay

    Neo AndersonNeo Anderson5 jam yang lalu
  • Papyrus is extinct!

    Chevy ChaseChevy Chase6 jam yang lalu

    Connie ValenciaConnie Valencia15 jam yang lalu
    • But we extension to our grandfather

      saeid Tarkhansaeid Tarkhan4 menit yang lalu
  • I'm sure the craft goes way further than 5,000 years

    Alex GaytanAlex Gaytan16 jam yang lalu
  • the government better help them make quality papyrus art and sell it in a higher price thru online shops, this will also give time papyrus to grow since they said that the plants are vanishing

    Francis AbeganFrancis Abegan19 jam yang lalu
  • I have plant in my home i didn't it valuebel

    Dragon FlameDragon Flame19 jam yang lalu
  • There's a possible solution for both the papyrus maker and artist to get through: look for a courier to delivery your goods even outside Egypt and a programmer for a website to advertise them and to publish in social media

    Erick RoldánErick Roldán21 jam yang lalu
  • "PAPYRUS !! " - Ryan Gosling

    Umeed BanduUmeed BanduHari Yang lalu
  • It's not even their culture. Modern egyptian have no connection to ancient egyptians, they're not of the same ancestry, not even of the same race. Egyptians were black. Arab muslims moved in at one point and took over, but they're by no means even remotely related to the real egyptians.

    Blake HargroveBlake HargroveHari Yang lalu
  • people are so amazing, props to everyone that wants to keep traditions going 🥰

    anditsaaabbanditsaaabbHari Yang lalu
  • Undertale fan: PAPYRUS!1!!1!1!1!11!11!!!11

    Banana RamsyBanana RamsyHari Yang lalu
  • This is amazing I really hope they keep this alive. To be able to keep tradition going in modern times deserves love and respect.

    Rahui MaruRahui MaruHari Yang lalu
  • Probably should invest in this paper if its going extinct

    trippiekangaroo bananastrippiekangaroo bananas2 hari yang lalu
  • I actually have a painting like this in my room. It's a gift from my grandpa and I will treasure it forever.

    Mothbal4012Mothbal40122 hari yang lalu
  • Someone show these guys etsy. They'd make a fortune!

    Spanners WatsonSpanners Watson2 hari yang lalu
    • We established an etsy store for Mr. Saied's work and papyrus paper, you can find it here : EgyptianhandmadesEG

      Seham SleemSeham Sleem2 hari yang lalu
  • Jesus Christ is coming back pls repent now for all your sins you did and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and accept Jesus Christ to be your life😇☝️👑💖💛

    Rolland DuhaylungsodRolland Duhaylungsod3 hari yang lalu
    • No.

      BlackBlackHari Yang lalu
  • The ruthless fighter macropharmacologically dream because basin longitudinally return following a mature russia. snobbish, impolite paint

    Navas RaccciNavas Raccci3 hari yang lalu
  • Beautiful handiwork. A nearly lost art. The paintings are easily worth hundreds of dollars. Proud of Saied, Atef and their families for keeping history alive.

    Anya SaeedAnya Saeed3 hari yang lalu
  • okay, come on, im listening, who of you its going to mention the undertale reference

    Undertale_ThingUndertale_Thing3 hari yang lalu
  • Even the word ‘paper’ comes from the word ‘papyrus’.

    Rashif ArsyaRashif Arsya4 hari yang lalu
  • These are so beautiful rather then those common landscape painting(no hate)

    Dr. Jannat SultanaDr. Jannat Sultana4 hari yang lalu
  • Egyptians making me proud as always

    SalmaSalma4 hari yang lalu
    • واحنا كمان فخوريين بمصرنا فى اى مكان ام الدنيا 🇪🇬🇪🇬

      saeid Tarkhansaeid Tarkhan3 hari yang lalu
  • No body Me: pirate paper

    Ankit BinjolaAnkit Binjola4 hari yang lalu
  • Making papyrus canvases for painters would be so cool . Love seeing skills kept alive in their region .

    Jean GreenfieldJean Greenfield5 hari yang lalu
  • We call that plant busy busy here in guyana

    Latoya SethLatoya Seth5 hari yang lalu
  • This papyrus paper with 4000 year warranty.👍Nice hand and ancient technology,in school time im though papyrus tree is so big.

    yz yzyz yz5 hari yang lalu
  • I hope this video has blessed them with orders 🙏❤🙌

    Nancy TNancy T6 hari yang lalu
  • Beautiful, but I wouldn't want to be the guy handling, breathing in All that toxic Chlorine! I hope they can safely return to practice their craft

    lahla13lahla136 hari yang lalu
  • This is amazing! The art itself is soooo awesome, then he seems like the sweetest man who is so talented and selling his art for such a small price. The fact he has an Etsy now warms my heart. I hope he's happy and able to live a happy life with financial stability. ❤️

    Jaded MindJaded Mind6 hari yang lalu
  • It would seem Egyltian scribes are extinct already. Maybe. not the artists but the scribes.

    S. Lee MccauleyS. Lee Mccauley6 hari yang lalu
  • ❤️

    Emily HughesEmily Hughes6 hari yang lalu
  • For those of you who want to buy it and didn’t check the description..they put a link to an online shop in the description just saying

    violetangelvioletangel6 hari yang lalu
  • I would buy things like this and frame it for my house

    DeMarie JonesDeMarie Jones6 hari yang lalu
    • we established an etsy store for Mr. Saied's work and papyrus paper , you find it on etsy : EgyptianhandmadesEG Thank you for your support 🌷

      Seham SleemSeham Sleem5 hari yang lalu
  • proud to say that i own one of these with a painting of an Egyptian soldier riding a chariot. it's one of those souvenirs that my former boss gave me from one of his trips. ☺️

    soignee braiarsoignee braiar6 hari yang lalu
  • There'll always be somebody who will takeover.

    sutatssutats6 hari yang lalu
    • it’ll be very hard to teach them and they might not even agree to do such hard work so no.

      phineas’s facephineas’s face6 hari yang lalu
  • If I had a band I'd have them print tour promo art.

    Old GameboyOld Gameboy7 hari yang lalu
  • They should sell online. Their profits would quadrupole

    Oscar POscar P7 hari yang lalu
  • I wanna buy some Egyptian art

    Lupus FulgurLupus Fulgur7 hari yang lalu
    • You can find some of Mr. Saied's work on this etsy shop : EgyptianhandmadesEG Thank you for your support

      Seham SleemSeham Sleem6 hari yang lalu
  • Export your work toy galleries

    Jaishema JamesJaishema James7 hari yang lalu
  • If there are only 10 acres left of it why haven't they replanted to keep crops growing?

    Corinne CraikCorinne Craik7 hari yang lalu
    • i think that’s what they are doing

      phineas’s facephineas’s face6 hari yang lalu
  • What if there’s a market for papyrus to be notebooks?

    Brenda CervantesBrenda Cervantes7 hari yang lalu
    • If you want a papyrus note book please contact us via the store. You can find some of Mr. Saied's work on this etsy shop : EgyptianhandmadesEG Thank you for your support

      Seham SleemSeham Sleem6 hari yang lalu
  • I would very much like to know what they do with the harmful waste water.

    Gabrijela MikulićGabrijela Mikulić7 hari yang lalu
  • I used to always love to collect ancient souvenirs around the world within they get extinct. But I am just a child so when I grow up I don't know whether I can see this in my eyes or not .·´¯`(>▂

    Tharunn DTharunn D8 hari yang lalu
  • I'd rather pay 200 dollars for this art and get my money's worth than a t-shirt from Supreme.

    Mary DMary D8 hari yang lalu
    • You can find some of Mr. Saied's work on this etsy shop : EgyptianhandmadesEG Thank you for your support 🌸

      Seham SleemSeham Sleem6 hari yang lalu
  • The worst thing to happen to a people is to forget and truly lose a part of it’s beautiful history. I hope their papyrus industry stays strong!

    Cheyanne RockettCheyanne Rockett8 hari yang lalu
  • Another piece of beautiful history that needs to be kept alive!

    SmallziiSmallzii8 hari yang lalu
  • Can so.eone create there own papyrus art ? Like , if I wanted Anubis with a bumblebee collar and wider paws. How much would that cost ?

    Shelby Baca-Pena-SimoniShelby Baca-Pena-Simoni8 hari yang lalu
  • Thank you very much. I hope their unique business will survive.😄❤️

    Stanislava GúgľavováStanislava Gúgľavová8 hari yang lalu
  • Imagine going from being able to be at Pharaoh and walk around half naked to having to cover yourself in a ton of pointless clothing if you’re a girl THEN you have to draw pictures of ancient women who were rulers and goddesses or even just servants who are able to wear less than you and I had more rights than you ... like I can’t even imagine at this point how its just sad that must be to know if you had been born several generations earlier you would have more rights because now you’re stuck under a false prophet in a religion that sexist as fuq ... and that dad ... making your daughters cover-up like that like that is just despicable .... like you’re literally drawing women that will have more freedom than your daughters will ever have like the thought process of some humans is absolutely disgusting to me .... 🥺

    Lil DinosaurLil Dinosaur8 hari yang lalu
    • literally stfu. as a muslim i choose to dress modestly. no one forced me at all. tell me how this women who’s dressed up modestly is harming you or anyone? just leave her alone. stfu

      phineas’s facephineas’s face6 hari yang lalu
  • What would help if there was a place that would that u could order online from,

    Miranda AndersonMiranda Anderson8 hari yang lalu
    • You can find some of Mr. Saied's work on this etsy shop : EgyptianhandmadesEG Thank you for your support 🌷

      Seham SleemSeham Sleem6 hari yang lalu
  • thanks for this video! i am 100% buying some of his art on his page since i cant travel their

    Geno OjGeno Oj8 hari yang lalu
    • You can find some of Mr. Saied's work on this etsy store : EgyptianhandmadesEG Thank you for your support

      Seham SleemSeham Sleem6 hari yang lalu
  • My friend gave me one of these papyrus art prints after her trip to Egypt and This makes me appreciate it so much!

    it's all a dreamit's all a dream9 hari yang lalu
  • Islam killed every ancient culture

    DioXinDioXin9 hari yang lalu
    • how

      phineas’s facephineas’s face6 hari yang lalu
  • Dang he raised the price

    guy behind the gameguy behind the game9 hari yang lalu
  • ANUBIS!!

    Debbie FlahertyDebbie Flaherty9 hari yang lalu
  • Where can I buy!? That's so fuccin dope!!!

    SHAMROCC317SHAMROCC3179 hari yang lalu
    • You can find some of Mr. Saied's work on this etsy shop : EgyptianhandmadesEG Thank you for your support

      Seham SleemSeham Sleem6 hari yang lalu
  • I hope the papyrus industry will be a able to recover and become a thriving industry once again. I would be pretty sad to see papyrus go extinct.

    Anthony MatuteAnthony Matute9 hari yang lalu
    • Just imagine a brand called Papyr, an alternative to Canson products

      Erick RoldánErick Roldán21 jam yang lalu
    • We all hope that

      saeid Tarkhansaeid Tarkhan9 hari yang lalu
  • My wife collects indigenous arts but Egyptian art is something that she first not have anything authentic until now ftom his etsy store

    Hit man 309Hit man 30910 hari yang lalu
  • What happened in 2011?

    chanyeol and baekhyuns military wifechanyeol and baekhyuns military wife10 hari yang lalu
  • I am a seafarer and I remember buying on of these paintings for 5 dollars. I remember thinking it's all fake. Thanks to this video.

    seallustratorseallustrator10 hari yang lalu
  • I'm from there 🇪🇬

    محمد اشرفمحمد اشرف10 hari yang lalu
  • Am i the only one who is EXTREMELY disappointed about the translation they have put/used?

    HH10 hari yang lalu
  • They need someone to sell there paper artist all over the world want to use it!

    Mantecka YayMantecka Yay10 hari yang lalu
  • They need to start selling the paper it self

    Mantecka YayMantecka Yay10 hari yang lalu
    • We do sell the papyrus paper only, besides Mr. Saied's work of course on this etsy shop : EgyptianhandmadesEG Thank you

      Seham SleemSeham Sleem6 hari yang lalu
  • looks like noodles

    Israel GomezIsrael Gomez10 hari yang lalu
  • Ughh I wish I had money

    RajaRaja10 hari yang lalu
  • Does anyone know if it is possible to buy these masterpieces online?

    Emilia SulejEmilia Sulej10 hari yang lalu
    • You can find some of Mr. Saied's work and papyrus paper on this etsy shop : EgyptianhandmadesEG Thank you for your support

      Seham SleemSeham Sleem6 hari yang lalu
  • So he's going to keep doing he's drawings on pyparus until he finishes the 10 acres that's left and the plant is extinct. That's it. They should at least grow, and then harvest more instead of just taking the plant into extinction. What if the Egyptions didn't just write or draw on pyparus, but also grew it too. Aren't you going to that too?!

    Mario Alberto :PMario Alberto :P10 hari yang lalu
  • I'm an English woman with red hair and freckles. I learnt last week my great grandad was an Egyptian doctor, which was unexpected. The more I learn about this place the more I love it. Beautiful, I wish I can visit one day.

    A LouA Lou10 hari yang lalu
    • You are welcome 🇪🇬

      Seham SleemSeham Sleem6 hari yang lalu
    • You are welcome at any time.

      Mustafa IbrahimMustafa Ibrahim9 hari yang lalu
  • 草紙畫啊!我在夜市有買到!

    余運高余運高10 hari yang lalu
  • Respected Sir/ma'am Please put it online Request to save old culture and skill Please save all people who love the world and are proud of it

    Arun GeraArun Gera11 hari yang lalu
    • You can find some of Mr. Saied's work on this etsy shop : EgyptianhandmadesEG Thank you for your support

      Seham SleemSeham Sleem6 hari yang lalu
  • You're wonderfull my egyptiens brothers 👍ماشاء الله عليكم فعلا انتم حضارة لم تمت 👌 تحية تقدير من جزائرية لكم يا ارض الكنانة وشعبها الطيب 😘😍

    Roza LinaRoza Lina11 hari yang lalu
    • @saeid Tarkhan شكرا جزيلا 😊🙏 شعور متبادل والله☝️💞💐🌷🌺

      Roza LinaRoza Lina10 hari yang lalu
    • لكى منى كل الحب والاحترام والتقدير يا شقيقتى 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏💓

      saeid Tarkhansaeid Tarkhan10 hari yang lalu
  • This is labor intensive and need to get more for the art than 3.00. I love the history of ancient Egypt. From amazon car hop trays.

    Classy Chassey Car Hop TraysClassy Chassey Car Hop Trays11 hari yang lalu

    Schatzi PaparazziSchatzi Paparazzi11 hari yang lalu
  • My friend payed over 100 euros for one piece, they scam alot of people tho.

    A MakaveliA Makaveli11 hari yang lalu
  • They should start selling to government! Government certification shall use their papyrus paper.

    Fajar SidiqFajar Sidiq11 hari yang lalu
  • wow ash

    SAVAGE GAMERSAVAGE GAMER11 hari yang lalu
  • Humans are gonna dig this up after ww3 and be like: "ancient Egypt!" *referring to 2021.

    jryde421jryde42112 hari yang lalu
  • 2 things can destroy great civilizations: 1. Islam 2. Communism.

    LoboLobo12 hari yang lalu
    • @saeid Tarkhan I don't need your Islamic grace and Allah. Keep them to yourself. Muslims just never know how to leave other people alone. Always force what they believe on others. I love my bacon.Whoever try to stop me eating that is my enemy.

      LoboLobo9 hari yang lalu
    • @Lobo How to say these words and I tell you I am a Muslim and proud of my religion، Oh God, bless you with the grace of Islam and enough grace.

      saeid Tarkhansaeid Tarkhan9 hari yang lalu
    • @Seham Sleem You can see I @ a guy called saeid Tarkhan. He said: "We muslim do not grow civiliazaions and I am proud of that." He realized I just simply quoted what he said against him. That's why he deleted what he said. By the way, Having a bigger number of believers doesn't prove something is great. 1 billion people in the world are smokers. Does that mean smoking is good?

      LoboLobo10 hari yang lalu
    • @Lobo I didn't see what he wrote. But if he said something wrong please don't let him represent Islam and 1.8 Billion other Muslims. Islam is perfect, people are not.

      Seham SleemSeham Sleem10 hari yang lalu
    • @Seham Sleem One of your muslim brother just confirmed that and he's ashamed of that. So he deleted what he said.

      LoboLobo10 hari yang lalu
  • This is widely popular in Orissa, India

    Ransingh RayRansingh Ray12 hari yang lalu
  • 3:56 translations inaccurate, i think the translator doesn’t know enough history so he skipped an important part of what the man was saying

    subhanallahi wabihamdihsubhanallahi wabihamdih12 hari yang lalu
  • PAPYRUS!!!! - Ryan Gosling

    penatbater n/apenatbater n/a12 hari yang lalu
  • Insider, we're all interested in keeping these products, these vendors, these artisans alive. So offer us a link to purchase from them!

    Nunya DamnbussinessNunya Damnbussiness12 hari yang lalu
  • How can I go learn this?

    The Gunk LoadThe Gunk Load12 hari yang lalu
    • Come to Egypt and we know what you need

      saeid Tarkhansaeid Tarkhan11 hari yang lalu
  • What is he going to do when the papyrus plant is all gone?

    White DragonWhite Dragon12 hari yang lalu
  • وما شاء الله الإعلام المصري مطنشهم ومفيش اي دعم ولا ترويج للثقافة والصناعة دي بس بنشتري البردي من الحرامية اللي بيبيعوه غالي للسياحه حاجة تقرف والله 💔

    Ahmed sAhmed s12 hari yang lalu
    • احنا تحت امر الغالي فى اى حاجه وفى اى وقت

      saeid Tarkhansaeid Tarkhan12 hari yang lalu
  • *update* I bought one of the art pieces and it's absolutely gorgeous. I encourage everyone when is able to buy a painting !!!

    Kristen RifeKristen Rife12 hari yang lalu
    • @Alexandria yes the links are in the description

      Kristen RifeKristen Rife4 hari yang lalu
    • How? The sales links aren’t listed

      AlexandriaAlexandria4 hari yang lalu
  • Then stop cutting all the plants down and plant more. Someone go educate them how to save plants if they are almost extinct.

    Ccarnage8Ccarnage812 hari yang lalu
    • lol if they weren’t growing them back then they would have been extinct already. i think it’s cuz they are difficult to grow or take a long time or smth

      phineas’s facephineas’s face6 hari yang lalu
  • I hope they have modern designs like Birthday cards...

    Celestial DarlingCelestial Darling13 hari yang lalu
  • Beautiful painting ❤️❤️❤️

    Arka JatmikaArka Jatmika13 hari yang lalu
  • Amazed 😮😮 What an art and much hard work 🙏🙏🙏 Respect from South Asia Nepal 🇳🇵🇳🇵🇳🇵

    Sagar HangSagar Hang13 hari yang lalu
  • I would like to have it on my wall. Gotta keep preserving this world heritage.

    fingerluckfingerluck13 hari yang lalu
  • Now I feel like buying papyrus to make my own art on it 🧡

    Clara VasconcelosssClara Vasconcelosss13 hari yang lalu
    • They sell the papers as well

      HanakoofthejungleHanakoofthejungle11 hari yang lalu
  • I have no idea what their living conditions are or how connected to things like the internet they are. However I feel like if they had an online presence not only would they find countless ppl who would have no issue spending many times that price for that art, they would find countless artists, history buffs, Egypt buffs, etc.. who would love to buy the Papyrus for its own sake. I know when I was younger I would have freaked out about being able to have a piece of papyrus of my own.

    Kristalia AstariKristalia Astari13 hari yang lalu
    • i’m pretty sure u can fine it online except that they didn’t share a link cuz they never do in this channel

      phineas’s facephineas’s face6 hari yang lalu
  • I would love to go to Egypt and buy this as a memento of my visit there and also support these artists. If anyone knows the village that they do this in I would appreciate a reply.

    Eva WertzEva Wertz13 hari yang lalu
  • His work is beautiful, I would gladly hang his pictures in my home.

    H SH S13 hari yang lalu
  • Papyrus from where paper actually originated Egypt has given the world so much so much respect 🙏

    Nishad ShaikhNishad Shaikh13 hari yang lalu