There are 2 Scarlet cotton hammam hand towels packed with 1 Antioch herbal soap bar, 170 gr in this set. The colour of the towels included in the set is subject to the availability of our stocks. For the soap bar also it will be one of 4 options – laurel, chamomile, lavender or olive oil. We can’t guarantee which one will be included in the set dispatched to you. However, we will do our best to accommodate your preference if you have one. Please leave us a note while placing your order.
Scarlet cotton hammam hand towel is compact and packed with outstanding absorbency and lightness. They are quite bold and jazzy in spirit with a highly authentic character of their own with tassels in vibrant red colour.
As for the Antioch herbal soap bars, they are naturally vegan and they are locally made by centuries-old traditional methods in the ancient city of Antioch in the South of Turkey near the Syrian border. Only indigenous plants of this region have been used in their making. Antioch soap bars are wrapped in paper-based craft paper. They are totally vegan herbal soaps, naturally free of artificial colouring and animal cruelty. They are recyclable on the outside and biodegradable on the inside.
We created this set of 3 for your convenience whilst helping you save some money. This is a lovely gift set for Christmas or Mother’s day. Or who knows maybe it is too good to give away.
Scarlet Hand Towel + Soap set is worth £34.5 and you are saving £14.5.
Any irregularities in the patterns reflect the hand-crafted nature of the product and add to the uniqueness of your purchase.
Handwash Recommended. Machine washable at a low spin speed
Please be advised that due to the unique crafting process of each peshtemal, there may be slight variations in size from the stated dimensions.
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90 × 40 cm
Peshtemal is a woven fabric that has evolved from the historical Turkish hammam tradition going back 600 years. Peshtemal hammam clothes were widely used as a wrap when men and women in the Ottoman era were washing in the public hammam baths to cover their bodies. Now, they have moved beyond the boundaries of hammam and have become trendy bath, beach, and travel towels high in demand. In the UK, they are commonly known as Hammam Towels.
Hammam towels have a very distinctive stripy pattern with hand-finished tassels on the fringes which make them truly authentic. They are 100% pure cotton. Linen and bamboo blends are also sought-after. The average size of the hammam bath sheet is 90 x 180 cm and the hand towel is 50 x 90 cm. And the average weight is 250 grams. Due to their flat-woven nature, these hammam towels are absolutely lightweight and compact to pack & carry. They have made a name for themselves for being very absorbent and fast drying. With each wash, hammam towels will get softer and more absorbent.
The Turkish hammam towels are very versatile and durable. Their compactness allows them to be used on various occasions as a picnic | beach blanket, sofa throw & cover, children’s blanket, tablecloth, shawl, or sarong. Hammam bathrobes made out of hammam cloth are also excellent bath and beachwear with their fast-drying properties and lightness.
There are a few hubs across Turkey where peshtemal hammam towels have been woven traditionally on the hand-looms to this day. We source our hammam towels straight from the local weavers at the Denizli province in the South-West of Turkey.
Always read the care label before washing
It is recommended to wash this product at a gentle cycle programme, max 40C. It is important to wash it at a low-spin program to protect the tassels. Washing tasseled products in a wash bag may further help keep tassels intact
Try not to use the fabric conditioner
We don’t recommend tumble-drying. The best practice is to leave it to air-dry. It is much better for the environment as well as for your energy bills
Keep them away from strong, direct heat while drying