What is PESHTOW or Peshtemal?

What is Peshtemal or PESHTOW?

Peshtemal is a flat-woven, cotton fabric that has been primarily used as a traditional cloth in Turkish Hammams to cover the nudity. The contemporary peshtemal towels that we use today have evolved from this historical hammam tradition.
Nowadays, they have become very trendy, super absorbent and quick dry bath & beach towels .They have a very distinctive stripy pattern, and hand-finished tassels on the fringes which make these towels truly authentic.
The Peshtemal towels are 100% pure cotton.Cotton and bamboo blends are also very sought-after. Bamboo is a natural fibre, very well known for its high absorbency, softness and natural shine. The Turkish peshtemal fabric has been traditionally woven on hand looms by local villagers for generations. In the south-west of Turkey, this humble family tradition is still a very resonant life-style for most of the villagers.
The size of peshtemal towels may vary slightly as they are hand-loomed. However, in general, their size is 90×180 cm and once folded, they are absolutely compact to pack and carry. They are lightweight, fluff-free towels which are extremely easy to wash and dry. Their average weight is 300 grams which is an extra bonus for travelers, campers and for other outdoor activities.
Last but not the least, the Turkish peshtemal towels are very versatile, long lasting and colour-fast fabrics. Their compactness and practicality allow them to be used and enjoyed in every possible occasion such as picnic blanket, sofa throw, children’s blanket, tablecloth or beach sarong.
A remarkable increase in demand for the peshtemal towels in the last few years, has been encouraging the production of these fabrics in a broader design and colour range with much improved quality without losing its authenticity. I do hope you enjoy these lovely and handy peshtemals as much as I do and share my passion for them…
Cotton Peshtemal
Cotton grows best in hot and humid climates, meaning the Aegean, Southeastern Anatolia and East Mediterranean Regions are ideal locations for sourcing some of the best cotton.Our range of Cotton Peshtemals are preferred by many satisfied customers. The features that make this product special are as follows:
· Natural
· Hygienic
· Anti static
· Highly absorbent & fast drying
· Long lasting
· Light weight
Linen Peshtemal
Originating from the flax plant, it is grown in damp & cold climates.The highest quality of flax is grown in the Western Black Sea and Marmara regions.Our range of Linen Peshtemals are preferred by many satisfied customers. The features that make this product special are as follows:
· Highly durable
· Light weight
· Dust proof
· Soft texture
· Highly absorbent & fast drying
· Ages well
Bamboo Peshtemal
Grown in the Far East and carrying anti-bacterial features, bamboo fibers prevent growth of bacteria and offer special characteristics such as high moisture absorption.This product also allows you to feel cool and comfortable in hot environments such as baths, spa's and beaches.Our range of Linen Peshtemals are preferred by many satisfied customers. The features that make this product special are as follows:
· Comfortable in hot weather
· Natural & organic
· Anti static
· Light weight
· Highly absorbent & fast drying
· Eco friendly