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Peshtemal towel, cotton linen, made in Turkey

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Peshtemal, a multipurpose hand-loomed towel, is the most important piece of the Turkish bath (hammam) ritual. 

What is the difference between a fouta and a peshtemal? Peshtemal is from Turkey whereas fouta is mostly from Tunisia. They serve the same purpose but peshtemal is made of Turkish cotton which is a premium type of cotton with long fibers that opens up with use and becomes more absorbent over time. 

Hammam bathers use Turkish peshtemal towels to wrap around their body before, after and even during the Turkish bath! Peshtemal's high absorbency and lightweight provide a better alternative to terry towels since it dries faster and is easier to wrap around. 

  • Made of 70% linen and 30% cotton for the bath, the spa, the gym and the beach 
  • Lightweight and ideal for travel
  • Highly absorbent 
  • Machine washable
  • 100 x 180 cm (39" x 70.85")

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