Peshtemal is a flat woven authentic Turkish towel dating back centuries to the time when hammams or bath houses were an integral part of people's lives both for cleansing and relaxation. Hammams played a central role as a social gathering place back in those days. Both women and men would use peshtemals to cover themselves during bathing and for drying afterwards. The peshtemal has proven itself to be an enduring design as it is still widely used in many countries around the world.
The peshtemal is especially well suited to our modern way of life. It is absorbent, lightweight, quick drying and most importantly eco-friendly. It takes up less space in the laundry and requires significantly less water and energy in the washer/dryer. You can even skip the dryer completely and just hang it to dry. Our peshtemals stay fresh longer and become even softer and more absorbent after each wash.
What we love most about the peshtemal is how versatile and practical it is. It is a bath sheet, a beach towel, a picnic blanket, a throw, a baby blanket, a wrap, a sarong, a scarf... It can literally become anything you imagine it to be! You can even make a few knots and turn it into a beach bag. Traveling is so much easier with the peshtemal. No need to pack half a suitcase full of terry towels for your next family vacation. Our peshtemals are ultra lightweight and roll into a compact size. Especially great for the beach as the flat weave does not pick up sand. Just shake it off and you are good to go.
Our search for the finest peshtemals took us to a small family of weavers in Denizli, Turkey. Turkey is well known for producing some of the highest quality cotton in the world. Our Peshtemals are made from premium Turkish cotton featuring extra long staples (ELS). Some of our designs include silk and linen blends adding to the heirloom appeal of our peshtemals. Our carefully selected designs are handwoven on traditional manual looms by skilled craftsmen with great attention to detail. We strive to offer you the finest heirloom quality peshtemals and blankets with the highest level of customer service.