Reversible, soft and strong
The Retro Cotton Hammam Throw is reversible and lightweight with a stylish and modern diamond weave pattern on a natural background. Thrown over a sofa, it will reinvigorate up your living room whilst giving extra protection. It would also be perfect as a bedspread in your guest room, giving a splash of colour and accent to the bedroom. Retro throws are delightfully soft and immensely versatile.
Perfect blanket for summer garden parties
Equally, they are compact so they won’t take up much of your precious cupboard space. They are also ideal as an outdoor blanket for breezy summer garden parties or as the sand-free beach, picnic blanket. A perfect gift idea with its lovely texture, pleasant & easy-going style. Why don’t you spoil yourself and your loved ones with a touch of pure cotton? You will love it and so will they.
Retro cotton hammam throw has hand-finished tassels on each side. They are presented in three vibrant colours: orange, aqua, and red. You can browse Cotton and Olive’s throws selection by clicking here.
Dimensions 190 x 90 cm.
Machine washable and quick to dry.
Hammam Beach Towels & Beach Blankets
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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
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
My Peshtemal towel is becoming almost as well-travelled as I am! It’s great that it is folds up small and is light, so it doesn’t take up valuable holiday clothing space in my suitcase – yet it is large enough to wrap around like a sarong and is really absorbent. It dries really quickly and washes up well. Lovely and soft. Great to pack into a beach bag without having to take a massive bag. Ideal for holidays and weekends away. A really good buy!
The most beautiful towel experience I ever had
Joel Deves –
I bought one of these and two of the other types as an alternative to regular beach towels for my yearly holiday to the South of France. This towel is bigger than the other two but all were great for laying out on the beach, as a sarong, blanket, picnic blanket and so on. I love the fact they wrap up so small compared with regular towels and in my opinion (as they will be used for holidays) they are what i call a “lifetime purchase”….