Light. Compact. A Travel Must-Have.
This 100% cotton pack light travel towel is one of the lightest and quickest drying ones as its name suggests. They are super absorbent, as well. They feel rough at first yet they will be much softer after the first wash. We believe Alysa cotton pack light hammam towel tops the list of the 10 travel essentials. It is an absolute gem for outdoor people, adventure holidaymakers, swimmers, and camping, caravan & camper van fans. It packs small but doubles up as a pareo or wrap whenever needed. It is 90 x 180 cm in size.
Not only does it lend itself to be used as an absorbent towel or a large sarong, but it can also be used as a liner for the sun lounger or massage table; as a baby/toddler’s soothing summer blanket, or as a sustainable cotton liner for baby changing. The list can go on and on with a myriad of use for this hammam towel.
Lovely Bright Colours
Alysa cotton hammam towels are available in 4 cheerful colours, all applied on a white background – coral; royal blue; yellow; lavender.
You can read our blog post on hammam towels vs microfibre towels as a perfect travel towel here.
Made in Turkey/Denizli
90 x 180 cm
Machine Washable – 40-degree max, low spin
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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 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. If it is preferred for the sake of convenience, we only recommend low-heat 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