Turkey is known for producing some of the highest quality cotton products in the world and the peshtemal towels are as absorbent as traditional towels but take up less room and dry very quickly.
Turkish peshtemal towels are made from Turkish Cotton, a premium cotton that has extra-long fibers. Using longer fiber cotton means fewer joins, which results in stronger and smoother cotton threads. Because of this unique material, Turkish towels are known to become even softer, fluffier, and more absorbent with successive washings.
“Absorptive enough to to be used as a towel, Peshtemal towels are not your average terry cloth. A peshtemal is also called a fouta or hamman towel. Peshtemals are large, flat and velvety soft. Inspired by the bath towels used in legendary Turkish spas, these tightly woven creations are extremely strong and durable, and feature a stylish handcrafted fringe that makes them chic as well as practical.
Because peshtemal towels are flat-woven, they’re extremely light and take up very little space, making them the perfect travel companion. Peshtemals are the ideal take-along for your next vacation, you can roll them up and they pack beautifully.
They’re also wonderfully versatile. Of course, they make fabulous bathroom towels. But you can just as easily wear your peshtemal as a poolside or beachside wrap. They can be worn around the body like a sarong, for a chic cover-up. It’s light and airy and feels great against your skin!
Peshtemal towels also look fabulous draped over the shoulders on a cool summer evening. And they double up nicely as home textiles like table runners, sofa throws and even impromptu picnic blankets.
They’re luxurious, absorbent and quick drying, and maintain their shape and texture beautifully, even after several washings. The soft cotton is lightweight and super absorbent, making them dry much more quickly than a traditional cotton terry towel.
They often come in bright colors as well as more muted tones, and are extremely versatile for bath and beach, even as a scarf, sarong, or a summer throw. They make the perfect pool towel but you can also use them as scarfs, wraps, or even as tablecloths.