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

7. april. 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

  • They should sell online. Their profits would quadrupole

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  • I wanna buy some Egyptian art

    Lupus FulgurLupus Fulgur2 timer siden
  • Export your work toy galleries

    Jaishema JamesJaishema James5 timer siden
  • If there are only 10 acres left of it why haven't they replanted to keep crops growing?

    Corinne CraikCorinne Craik6 timer siden
  • What if there’s a market for papyrus to be notebooks?

    Brenda CervantesBrenda Cervantes11 timer siden
  • I would very much like to know what they do with the harmful waste water.

    Gabrijela MikulićGabrijela Mikulić16 timer siden
  • 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 D19 timer siden
  • I'd rather pay 200 dollars for this art and get my money's worth than a t-shirt from Supreme.

    Mary DMary D22 timer siden
  • 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 RockettDag siden
  • Another piece of beautiful history that needs to be kept alive!

    SmallziiSmallziiDag siden
  • 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-SimoniDag siden
  • Thank you very much. I hope their unique business will survive.😄❤️

    Stanislava GúgľavováStanislava GúgľavováDag siden
  • 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 DinosaurDag siden
  • What would help if there was a place that would that u could order online from,

    Miranda AndersonMiranda AndersonDag siden
  • thanks for this video! i am 100% buying some of his art on his page since i cant travel their

    Geno OjGeno OjDag siden
  • 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 dreamDag siden
  • Islam killed every ancient culture

    DioXinDioXinDag siden
  • Dang he raised the price

    guy behind the gameguy behind the gameDag siden
  • ANUBIS!!

    Debbie FlahertyDebbie FlahertyDag siden
  • Where can I buy!? That's so fuccin dope!!!

    SHAMROCC317SHAMROCC3172 dager siden
  • 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 Matute2 dager siden
    • We all hope that

      saeid Tarkhansaeid Tarkhan2 dager siden
  • 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 3092 dager siden
  • What happened in 2011?

    chanyeol and baekhyuns military wifechanyeol and baekhyuns military wife2 dager siden
  • 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.

    seallustratorseallustrator2 dager siden
  • I'm from there 🇪🇬

    محمد اشرفمحمد اشرف3 dager siden
  • Am i the only one who is EXTREMELY disappointed about the translation they have put/used?

    HH3 dager siden
  • They need someone to sell there paper artist all over the world want to use it!

    Mantecka YayMantecka Yay3 dager siden
  • They need to start selling the paper it self

    Mantecka YayMantecka Yay3 dager siden
  • "The plants are nearly extinct and there's no demand for the paper but locals are trying to keep the tradition alive" Hmm. Sounds legit.

    Harambe CatcherHarambe Catcher3 dager siden
    • Maybe they can farm Papyrus.

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  • looks like noodles

    Israel GomezIsrael Gomez3 dager siden
  • Ughh I wish I had money

    RajaRaja3 dager siden
  • Does anyone know if it is possible to buy these masterpieces online?

    Emilia SulejEmilia Sulej3 dager siden
  • 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 :P3 dager siden
  • 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 Lou3 dager siden
    • You are welcome at any time.

      Mustafa IbrahimMustafa Ibrahim2 dager siden
  • 草紙畫啊!我在夜市有買到!

    余運高余運高3 dager siden
  • 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 Gera3 dager siden
  • 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 Lina4 dager siden
    • @saeid Tarkhan شكرا جزيلا 😊🙏 شعور متبادل والله☝️💞💐🌷🌺

      Roza LinaRoza Lina2 dager siden
    • لكى منى كل الحب والاحترام والتقدير يا شقيقتى 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏💓

      saeid Tarkhansaeid Tarkhan3 dager siden
  • 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 Trays4 dager siden

    Schatzi PaparazziSchatzi Paparazzi4 dager siden
  • My friend payed over 100 euros for one piece, they scam alot of people tho.

    A MakaveliA Makaveli4 dager siden
  • They should start selling to government! Government certification shall use their papyrus paper.

    Fajar SidiqFajar Sidiq4 dager siden
  • wow ash

  • Humans are gonna dig this up after ww3 and be like: "ancient Egypt!" *referring to 2021.

    jryde421jryde4214 dager siden
  • 2 things can destroy great civilizations: 1. Islam 2. Communism.

    LoboLobo4 dager siden
    • @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.

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    • @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 Tarkhan2 dager siden
    • @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?

      LoboLobo3 dager siden
    • @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 Sleem3 dager siden
    • @Seham Sleem One of your muslim brother just confirmed that and he's ashamed of that. So he deleted what he said.

      LoboLobo3 dager siden
  • This is widely popular in Orissa, India

    Ransingh RayRansingh Ray4 dager siden
  • 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 wabihamdih4 dager siden
  • PAPYRUS!!!! - Ryan Gosling

    penatbater n/apenatbater n/a4 dager siden
  • 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 Damnbussiness5 dager siden
  • How can I go learn this?

    The Gunk LoadThe Gunk Load5 dager siden
    • Come to Egypt and we know what you need

      saeid Tarkhansaeid Tarkhan4 dager siden
  • What is he going to do when the papyrus plant is all gone?

    White DragonWhite Dragon5 dager siden
  • 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 s5 dager siden
    • احنا تحت امر الغالي فى اى حاجه وفى اى وقت

      saeid Tarkhansaeid Tarkhan5 dager siden
  • *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 Rife5 dager siden
  • Then stop cutting all the plants down and plant more. Someone go educate them how to save plants if they are almost extinct.

    Ccarnage8Ccarnage85 dager siden
  • I hope they have modern designs like Birthday cards...

    Celestial DarlingCelestial Darling5 dager siden
  • Beautiful painting ❤️❤️❤️

    Arka JatmikaArka Jatmika5 dager siden
  • Amazed 😮😮 What an art and much hard work 🙏🙏🙏 Respect from South Asia Nepal 🇳🇵🇳🇵🇳🇵

    Sagar HangSagar Hang5 dager siden
  • I would like to have it on my wall. Gotta keep preserving this world heritage.

    fingerluckfingerluck6 dager siden
  • Now I feel like buying papyrus to make my own art on it 🧡

    Clara VasconcelosssClara Vasconcelosss6 dager siden
    • They sell the papers as well

      HanakoofthejungleHanakoofthejungle3 dager siden
  • 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 Astari6 dager siden
  • 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 Wertz6 dager siden
  • His work is beautiful, I would gladly hang his pictures in my home.

    H SH S6 dager siden
  • Papyrus from where paper actually originated Egypt has given the world so much so much respect 🙏

    Nishad ShaikhNishad Shaikh6 dager siden
  • I ordered three paintings, can't wait to receive them.

    RyvuczRyvucz6 dager siden
    • You will receive your order soon we wait your comments

      saeid Tarkhansaeid Tarkhan6 dager siden
  • 3$ for a hand-drawn work of art on a hand-crafted paper...

    ZorcerSanZorcerSan6 dager siden
  • El gobierno debe apoyarlo.

    flor floresflor flores6 dager siden
  • I like the fact that they are keeping an ancient craft alive, but am a little concerned about the chemicals used in the processing. How are these disposed of after use,?

    Caroline IrelandCaroline Ireland6 dager siden

    LAMBYAHLAMBYAH7 dager siden
  • I miss great big story

    r a i n e a l e x i sr a i n e a l e x i s7 dager siden
  • 2:00 SPAGHETTI

    Sarah kingSarah king7 dager siden
  • Egyptian very strong and can do eny theing 💪💪💪💪💪💪🌹 thank you for covering

    ميكس مان Mix manميكس مان Mix man7 dager siden
    • تسلم يا جامد 🇪🇬

      saeid Tarkhansaeid Tarkhan7 dager siden
  • Or they are just making cheap shit to sell to dumb tourists. Lol

    Charles StidhamCharles Stidham7 dager siden
  • It's not easy to mimic the original arts! I shall purchase your product in honor of humanities origins

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  • In ancient India we used barks of trees to write on it. But the Egyptian paper looks great.

  • How can I buy these papers? What is the price? I want to paint on it.

  • So great 🥰🥰

    vijay vuttivijay vutti8 dager siden
  • I love everything about ancient Egypt, and I hope this craft never dies out.

    Bettina FullertonBettina Fullerton8 dager siden
  • Go back to the religion of pharaoh and follow their rituals. Egypt will the valued more

    Govindan GGovindan G8 dager siden
    • There are many videos on NOtown which explains the true horrific nature of Islam.

      Govindan GGovindan G3 dager siden
    • There are Muslim, Christians and few Jewish in Egypt now. Islam is totally different from terrorism. If you read Quran or understand the message of Islam or its commands you will understand. Islam is the religion of peace and respect.

      Seham SleemSeham Sleem3 dager siden
    • @Govindan G world peace????? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

      Maryam M.Maryam M.4 dager siden
    • @Maryam M. at present you are following something destroying the world peace

      Govindan GGovindan G4 dager siden
    • No

      Maryam M.Maryam M.4 dager siden
  • I'd love to see his irl. My mom went to Egypt during her younger years and got 2 framed papyrus art and a shawl with bronze coins on the edge. Will definitely get those back!

    Imperatrice1Imperatrice18 dager siden
  • I'd love to order a notebook or something from them

    David EdwardsDavid Edwards8 dager siden
    • @Aphro Egy شكرا للدعم

      saeid Tarkhansaeid Tarkhan6 dager siden
    • You can find his links in description

      Aphro EgyAphro Egy6 dager siden
  • Tutankhamun 3:43

    Norton Hugo GouvêaNorton Hugo Gouvêa8 dager siden
  • I love that you have set up a shop for them. So awesome.

    Britney EggettBritney Eggett8 dager siden
  • Muslims making something... apart from Ruckus 💐

    Sujeet BhagatSujeet Bhagat8 dager siden
  • I hope everything will be back to normal soon and we will visit Egypt ... Love this art .. love Egypt ...

    nidhi desainidhi desai8 dager siden
  • These types of artists make the world a better place 🥰💚

    Honey BloomGardenHoney BloomGarden8 dager siden
  • Groom : I want a prenuptial agreement. Bride : OK. But it must be written in papyrus. Lawyer : Don't out trick me. Duplicate must be written in stone.

    Isla GamesIsla Games8 dager siden
  • We always have to look to the pas tot see all of the uses for papyrus be sides just making it for paper it could be used for shoe making as well. time to support these dying crafts *before THEY BECOME only a memory of a time long ago*

    Aloysius FlarteyAloysius Flartey8 dager siden
  • My grandma has an Egyptian goddess name, she has a bunch of these.

    Gwenhwyfar BearGwenhwyfar Bear8 dager siden
  • Is there anyway to support them? :)

    Soumik DasSoumik Das8 dager siden
    • you can find links to him in description

      Aphro EgyAphro Egy6 dager siden
  • What a tremendous job you are doing business insider (great)...👍🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

    Pasula SureshPasula Suresh9 dager siden
  • Saied is not greedy person , his art worth more than 3 dollars ------------------more than even the dollar

    Nina Protacio M.Nina Protacio M.9 dager siden
  • i love this and i want to buy this

    Arcitek GDArcitek GD9 dager siden
  • The industry ended when papyrus paper pirates pirated the papyrus paper

    Out Of ContextOut Of Context9 dager siden
  • I am fascinated with your artwork. I would love to buy some from you

    Joseph ShattuckJoseph Shattuck9 dager siden
    • you can find links to him in description

      Aphro EgyAphro Egy6 dager siden
  • pity, I'd love to buy one. as a woman it's not particularly safe and theres still terrorism warnings too so pandemic or no, Egypt isn't a hotspot tourist spot. I love the history and heritage sites but unfortunately some people dont like to play nice

    Misaki T.Misaki T.9 dager siden
    • you can find links to him in description

      Aphro EgyAphro Egy6 dager siden
  • Egyptian and Pround 🙂😎

    Nardin NabilNardin Nabil9 dager siden
    • كل الفخر لنا جميعا بمصر 🇪🇬

      saeid Tarkhansaeid Tarkhan7 dager siden
  • And here I was thinking this was pasta at the start

    M WillemsM Willems9 dager siden
  • Nyeh heh heh!

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  • Ahhh! *I see EXACTLY WHAT THIS IS!* THESE TWO are the very men who create the Archiological "finds" that fill museums and bring all the $$$ into Egypt! They expose it right to our face.

    Nick Lîck-a-ShotNick Lîck-a-Shot9 dager siden
  • The papyrus was widely used until the invention of paper.

    LOCH DEDYLOCH DEDY9 dager siden
  • My mom used to work on coloring this beautiful papers, my respect to those who saving our heritage ❤️❤️

    israa elsayedisraa elsayed9 dager siden
    • 👍

      Your Average Imperial GuardYour Average Imperial Guard22 timer siden
    • what a beautiful paper must be preserve by the next generation

    • Respect ✊

      Dreamers CloudDreamers Cloud6 dager siden
    • With no disrespect, why didn't you learn the art?😕

      Shanmuganatha pandianShanmuganatha pandian7 dager siden