Super Lightweight. Soft and Gentle.
This is a genuinely fun-packed, super lightweight cotton hammam beach towel. Consisting of block-coloured stripes throughout the body, they will truly bring sunshine to your spirit. Jolly is a pre-washed garment with an extra soft feel. It is one of the most compact and lightweight Hammams in our selection.
Perfect Outdoor Towel
Due to its compact and lightweight virtues, this cotton hammam beach towel is particularly handy for all outdoor expeditions, backpacking where you have to be mindful of every inch of space you have and weight. It is very practical as a gym or travel towel. It will dry in a short space of time and hence, it will not keep the damp dwell in it. Jolly will make a perfectly comfy and soothing summer blanket for your baby and toddler. Jolly Hammam can be very useful as a sustainable cotton liner whether it is for baby changing or for a massage couch. You will be saving a huge washing space which will be reflected in your bills.
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It is 100% cotton. Size is 180 x 90 cm and weighs 195 gr only.
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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.
Always read the care label before washing
This is a pre-washed garment
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
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