Hand-loomed, striped beach towel in pure cotton. Very authentic and strikingly different in spirit with its charming hand-finished tassels. This amazingly light load and absorbent cotton peshtemal towel is particularly very handy for beach, caravan and camp holidays, spa retreats and any other outdoor activities. It is extremely quick dry with no time to get smelly. Fantastically versatile, sturdy and effortlessly stylish as an easy-going beach sarong for lounging, spa wrap, yacht towel, sofa throw or simply as a table runner. An intriguing and original gift idea for everyone, for every age with active and adventurous lifestyle. This particular striped cotton peshtemal towel in dark cherry color is highly recommended for GAP year & university students and music festivals to name a few. We won’t be surprised if you find yourselves using these lightweight peshtemal towels as bath towels at home too. They are addictive. They save you energy as they do not take up as much space in the washing machine as the other classic towels do and equally save enormous space in your cupboard area. How can it be any better?
Any irregularities in the patterns reflect the hand-crafted nature of the product and add to the uniqueness of your purchase. The yarns running along the side of the towel is part of its authentic nature. If you wish not to have them, you can cut them off. This will not damage your towel.
This highly authentic product may show some color variations and may come in various shades of cherry and purple tones. This towel will be absolutely unique to you.
|Please be advised that due to the unique crafting process of each peshtemal, there may be slight variations in size from the stated dimensions.These towels will be softer and more absorbent with wash and wear.
Always read the care label before washing
After each wash, your peshtemal towel will get softer and more absorbent
It is recommended to wash your towels before you use them for the first time
Wash on a gentle cycle programme, max 40C.
Try not to use the fabric conditioner
We don’t recommend tumble-drying. If it is preferred for the sake of convenience, we only recommend low-heat tumble-drying. The best practice is to leave your peshtemal towels to air-dry on their own. It is much better for the environment as well as for your energy bills
Keep them away from strong, direct heat while drying
Peshtemal is a woven-fabric that has evolved from the historical Turkish hammam tradition. The Turkish peshtemal towels have been traditionally woven on hand looms by local villagers in the South-West of Turkey. Now, they have moved beyond the boundaries of hammam and have become trendy bath and beach towels.
The Peshtemal towels have a very distinctive stripy pattern with hand-finished tassels on the fringes which make them truly authentic. They are 100% pure cotton. Cotton and bamboo blends are also sought-after. The size of the peshtemal hand towel is average 50 x 90 cm and once folded, it is absolutely compact to pack and carry. It is also lightweight, easy to wash and dry. With each wash, these peshtemal towels will get softer and more absorbent.
The Turkish peshtemal towels are very versatile and long lasting towels. Their compactness allows them to be used in various occasions as a picnic blanket, sofa throw, children’s blanket, tablecloth or sarong. Peshtemal bathrobes for adults and children are also excellent bath and beachwear with their fast drying properties and lightness. Bamboo blends are highly recommended as baby towels and spa towels.
These towels are hugely popular in the Turkish Riviera and increasingly so in Europe and America.