Tessa cotton throw blanket is pleasantly soft and lightweight. In our opinion, it is a perfect piece for the lounging area – versatile, tasteful, soft, and a great size to be used as a sofa throw or a wrap-up blanket. It is also an excellent bed cover for a double or queen size bed, especially for layering purposes. The cotton tassels are beautifully soft and are in coordinated colours as the rest of the product.
The sides of the throw are neatly sewn. The vertical running stripes are slightly textured giving it an exciting feature.
Any irregularities in the patterns reflect the hand-crafted nature of the product and add to the uniqueness of your purchase.
Made in Denizli, Turkey
140 x 190 cm
Wash on a gentle cycle program, max 40C. It is important to wash them at a low-spin program to protect the tassels
Try not to use the fabric conditioner
We only recommend low-heat tumble-drying
Keep them away from strong, direct heat while drying
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.