What is a peshtemal (Turkish Towel)
Peshtemal is a flat-woven cotton or linen cloth with hand-tied fringes. Among other uses, they were worn, by both men and women, wrapped around the body while at the public baths. For many centuries peshtemals have been an essential item of the legendary Turkish Hamam (Turkish public bath) ritual as a body wrap and towel.
Compared to conventional terry towels peshtemals are easy to use for every aspects ;
***They are thinner and lighter, instead of one terry towel you could take three peshtemals with you to the beach or for your other outdoor activities.
***They are thin but still water absorbent to dry you after bath or swim.
***They dry faster than thick terry towels.
***After bath since they dry faster they don’t take on a musty smell, and they don’t need laundering very often as terry towels do. And when it comes time to wash them, they take much less space in the washer and much less time in the dryer. Actually you don’t have to put them into dryer, just air dry them. We can definitely say that peshtemals are energy-efficient and eco-friendly (less energy and less detergent consumption).
The best part about flat-woven pestamel though, is their versatility. Besides as a towel and body wrap, pestemals can be used as:
– table cloths
They are beautiful in many colors and styles. Take them to beach, yoga, spa, hiking, travelling, picnic.
Why Turkish Cotton:
Turkish cotton is long fiber cotton becomes even softer, fluffier, and more absorbent with each washing. Since our towels dry very fast we recommend air drying which also would prevent the musky smell of terry towels.
How do I wash my peshtemals?
We recommend machine washing on cold, and hang drying or tumble drying on low heat. Please wash your peshtemals before first use.