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A peshtemal, boasting a history of nearly six hundred years in Anatolia, is often referred to as a fouta or hammam. It is a multi-purpose hand loomed fabric used as a traditional Turkish bath towel. It can also be used as a luxurious sarong, shawl, blanket, tablecloth, or a throw for your bed or sofa.
Peshtemals are large, flat and velvety soft. … Because peshtemal towels are flat-woven, they’re extremely light and become very compact when folded. (great for those with limited linen closet space). You can easily carry a peshtemal towel in your bag, therefore, it is very convenient as a sports towel, pool towel, spa towel, or picnic blanket. Despite the flat nature of this fiber, it is highly absorbent (much more absorbent than a terry cloth towel) and dries in a flash.
As an extra bonus is due to its extra long cotton fibers, with proper care, a peshtemal gets softer and softer with each washing.
Care Instructions: Soak overnight in cold water before using. This is an important step to open up the fibers and ensure the extra absorbency and softness you are looking for. This is a one time process. You may then wash in warm water and dry on low to medium heat or air dry. Do not bleach or use fabric softeners. You may lightly iron if you choose. For best results use soap sparingly.