There’s good reason the traditional Turkish towel, known as a peshtemal (pesh-te-mal), has been used for centuries. In fact, the traditional weaving methods are said to have begun around 800BC in the Turkish town of Buldan - the same town where we have found some of Turkey's best textile craftsmen. Not only are Turkish textiles known the world around for superior craftsmanship, the peshtemal itself is the perfect example of form meeting function.
These flat woven towels were first used in Turkish bathhouses (hammams) centuries ago, due to their super soft, lightweight, highly absorbent, quick drying properties. The Turks knew a good thing when they saw one, and the hammams still use peshtemals today.
Our weavers use the same age-old techniques on traditional wooden looms to create superior towels, beachwear, scarves, totes and more - celebrating the past while incorporating today’s contemporary colors and styling.
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