What is a peshtemal?

The Peshtemal, also known as the Hammam towel, is a flat weave towel, traditionally made in Turkiye, some say dating back to the 7th century. They are made from long cotton fibres (and yes they are OEKO TEX certified) and what this means is that the peshtemal;

  • feels smoother and will soften with each wash
  • has high absorbency
  • are usually larger than other towels
  • will dry quickly
  • is thin so is great for travel and because it looks great it can be used as a scarf, wrap (versatile)
  • typically lasts for years and is less likely to pill, pucker or shrink
  • meets all quality standards.

Our peshtemals are hand woven on looms by local artisans in family businesses. This weaving process requires less water, is kinder on the environment and makes beautiful towels in a wide array of colours.

Wrap yourself up in one, we promise you won't look back.

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