Tile: Made By Hand

November 20, 2015

This video was posted to Facebook by Kurdish news site Rudaw Kurmanci and currently has nearly 26 million views. Called Ked û sebr (labor and patience in Kurdish), it shows the process by which glazed tile mosaic panels are produced by hand using simple but ingenious tools.

We're not sure where this was filmed—it is highly possible that it is in the Kurdish regions of either Syria or Northern Iraq, while some comments suggest Morocco—but it is well worth watching. Amazing ingenuity and craftsmanship.

Watch the video on Facebook

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