Turkish towel is a woven cloth that used to cover the body in hammam or bath, or wrapped from the waist to prevent contamination of clothes while working. Peshtemal has reached to the present from the historic Turkish hammam era. It has a history of nearly six hundred years in Anatolia.
Nowadays, pestemal used as bath towels an as bathrobe at beaches, in saunas, baths and Turkish hammams. Women wrap the pestemal from the armpit and men wrap from the waist. It is preferred in travel because of being thin and light and also very easy to dry.
The Turkish Towel absorbs water as fast as a terry towel, dries very quickly, takes up less space and easy to carry and is therefore used as an alternative to the towel in bathrooms, beaches, pools, spas, saunas, massage salons, yoga and pilates centers, sport facilities, kitchen and for baby care. It can be used as an excellent spa companion serving as a towel or wrap, an after shower or massage cover-up, a practical towel for backpacking and boating. You can wear it as a pareo on your swimsuit. Some hotels are serving peshtemal to their guests instead of towel. You can even use it as a shawl or table/sofa cover inside/outside of your house for decoration purposes.
Advantages of turkish towels
• Highly absorbent
• Fast drying
• Takes up less space than a towel
• Eco friendly
• Multi purpose use