Blue and White Striped Turkish Peshtemal
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- Color Blue and White
- 100% Turkish Cotton
- Approx. 39″x16″
- Vegetable Dye
- Quick Drying
- Important Care Instructions Below
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 towel. The hand towel size can also be used in the kitchen, bath, or as a basket liner.
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). 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 air dry or machine dry on low to medium heat. Do not bleach or use fabric softeners. You may lightly iron if you choose. Use soap sparingly for best results.