PESHTEMAL COTTON BATH TOWEL model E
1 PIECE 170cm x 100cm – 67″ x 40″
A peshtemal (Turkish: peştamal) is a traditional Turkish towel used in the Turkish baths. It is also used to specify which region people are from and is a part of a deep cultural tradition. In some places, it is called pestamal or pestemal. There are many kinds of peshtemals, with different styles and colors in each local areas in Turkey.
The peshtemal absorbs water as fast as a traditional towel, dries very quickly, takes up less space, is easy to carry and is therefore used as an alternative to the towel in bathrooms, pools, spas, beaches, sport facilities and for baby care. The peshtemal fabric is made of 100% cotton produced in manually operated looms in Turkey.
The fouta is a piece of thin patterned cotton or linen fabric used in many Mediterranean countries, originally Tunisian. Among other uses, they were worn, by both men and women, wrapped around the body while at the public baths in 19th-century Syria. In Algeria, conservative women wore the fouta draped over their sarouel garment. Similarly, in some parts of southern Saudi Arabia, men would wear the fouta as a loincloth beneath their thawb robes, or just by itself while relaxing at home.
Foutas are widely used today in the occidental world as Turkish bath towels (hammam towels) or even beach towels.
• Compact, thin and light (one Tassel Towel takes up less than a sixth of the space of a similar size terry-towel)
• Very quick drying
• Highly absorbent
• Environmentally friendly
• Soft (even when air-dried ? perfect if you don’t have a tumble dryer, and they become softer with each wash!)
As well as a towel, they can be used as a tablecloth, child’s bedspread, sarong/wrap for holidays, shawl/wrap, pareo, beach wrap, throw, or even a lightweight blanket for a pram.
Tassel Towels are perfect for holidays, hiking/camping, swimming, muddy dogs, gyms/sport, spas, beauty salons, hospitals, B&Bs/hotels, and of course your own home!
Please note that our products are not factory-made. All the peshtemals are produced by traditional methods in a respectful manner to its origin, woven on hand looms and vegetable dye is used.
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