MERYEM TURQUOISE ARTISAN HAMAM BEACH BATH TOWEL
Turkish towels, called Pestemal, are the traditional towels used for centuries in Turkish baths. It can take up to 3 days for our weavers to make just one of these large, flat-woven towels. Pestemals stay lightweight even when wet and dry quickly, making them the perfect travel companion. It’s the ultimate beach towel, yet also versatile as a picnic blanket, wrap, throw, tablecloth or long scarf.
1 Piece: 95x170 cm
Each Turquoise Istanbul towel is made from the highest quality Turkish GOTS certified organic cotton, which makes our towels natural, eco-friendly and healthy. Traditional weaving makes our towels long lasting with excellent absorbency and plushness. All dyes are also organic, every product is un-treated, non-coated and chemical free.
Turquoise Istanbul supports traditional craftsmanship. Our treasured old-shuttled looms have been passed down from generation to generation, with the oldest one being over 100-years-old. Traditional methods are applied to the entire process including the most magnificent hand-tied fringing and tassels, some of which can take hours to complete.
Before initial use we recommend soaking towels in cold water over night and hang to drip dry. This step allows the cotton to bloom and begin to reach its maximum absorbency. Washing machine 40°. Tumble dry medium or hang to drip dry. Do not over dry. No bleach or fabric softener. If threads are snagged and pulled out, simply cut the thread off. This will not damage the piece.
By purchasing a TURQUOISE ISTANBUL product you are investing in a unique, high-quality product and supporting the livelihoods of our artisans and their families.