Beautifully hand-loomed throw blanket in vibrant colours applied on a grey backdrop colour. The tassels are also in grey colour. The reverse will display more subdued tones of its vibrant front. This extremely durable coverlet will make a cosy addition to your living room or bedroom for layering. It is truly a versatile blanket with compact and lightweight properties. You can easily use it as a picnic and or beach blanket switching its purpose depending on the season.
It is extremely easy to care for this throw. It is machine washable (max 40 degrees with the low spin program) and suitable for tumble drying. But it won’t be necessary to tumble dry it. Hanging it flat to air dry will suffice to dry them quickly.
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.
It is recommended to wash this product at a gentle cycle program, max 40 C. It is important to wash it at a low-spin program to protect the tassels.
Washing tasseled products in a wash bag may help keep fringes intact
Try not to use the fabric conditioner
We recommend low-heat gentle tumble-drying. The best practice is to shape it while it is wet and 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