Peshtemals, commonly called Turkish towels, are seeing a resurgence in popularity in the Americas for their excellent performance and satisfying versatility as an everyday-use textile.
Enjoy the simple elegance of this soft beige and tea brown weave.
This peshtemal towel measures 39" by 70" and is made entirely of natural long-fiber Aegean cotton. This produces a very fine, smooth weave that feels closer to a bedsheet than a terry cloth towel. Yet just like good linen, the peshtemal only gets softer and more absorbant with use over time. Regular users come to prefer peshtemals over terry cloth towels for their space-saving size and quick drying time. No more mildewy-smelling towels.
Peshtemals are great for people with curly or frizz-prone hair, since they have no loops to catch and tug your hair on while drying. Those with sensitive or dry skin may also appreciate peshtemals as users claim they don't overdry the skin, allowing your skin to retain moisture for longer.
The ample size of this versatile textile lends itself for use as a lightweight blanket on the couch or topsheet for a crib. Use it for picnics, camping, and trips to the beach or pool. Pack it along on trips as a shawl or scarf for when the temperature drops. Parents may find it makes a stylish cover for nursing or the stroller, as well.
We recommend washing your new peshtemal at least once before use in order to prepare the fibers, which will become softer and more absorbent after further washings.
Machine wash cold. Hang dry or dry on low-medium heat. Do not bleach or use other whitening products. Avoid using fabric softeners.