Terra cotton pack light travel towel is almost weightless and perfectly compact. It is ideal if you avoid overpacking for a weekend getaway or for an adventure trip or holiday.
Not only Terra hammam towel is lightweight, but it is also beautifully soft and absorbent. You can wrap it around your waist or chest to wear it like a makeshift pareo. The black dotted lines running along the length of the fabric give it a charming look. You can prefer to use it as a smart shawl for some other occasions.
Khaki and ochre colours are available. Please note Terra is the lightest and smallest in size compared to the other hammam towels (70 x 140 cm). This makes it truly a handy travel towel.
You can read our blog post on hammam towels vs microfibre towels as a perfect travel towel here.
Made in Buldan/Turkey
Weight : 0.160 gr ; Size: 60 x 140 cm
(recommended 40-degree max, low spin speed)
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
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