Peştemals (Turkish bath "hammam" towels), are more than just that. Use them as gym/beach/pool/bath towels, scarves, table covers, swaddles, blankets, and more.
With a thicker weave than traditional hammam loin cloths first woven in 18th century, our peştemals are sand-free beach and yoga towels, scarves, baby swaddles, and home decor (tablecloths, throws, aesthetic tapestry).
Perfect for travel and adventures
They pack compactly, dry quickly preventing bacteria, are great park blankets to sit on or wear, and sand falls off easily so you don't take the beach home.
100% Turkish Cotton
Our flat woven authentic Turkish peştemals get softer, fluffier, and more absorbent with every wash.
Common peştemal questions
How do I wash my pestemal?
First use (one time-only)...
When you get your pestemal, soak it overnight between 8-24 hours for it to "bloom". This dissapates the natural oils which cause the initial colour and woody smell. It also helps open the cotton fibres to make it softer and more absorbant.
Just throw it into the wash with like-colours, no fabric softener, and no bleach.
You can put it into the dryer or hang dry.
Your towels will get softer the more they are used.
I just got mine delivered, what is that woody smell and why is the colour more natural looking?
Our towels are made with 100% natural cotton. The smell and colour are from the oils in the cotton when it is processed - this will disappear after washing the towel the first time.
The colour dyes remain the same over time, but the natural undyed portions lighten naturally. After you soak and wash the towel, it will appear just as you see in the photos here on our site.
What does it feel like?
The fabric is a smooth woven high-quality Turkish cotton. It is very flat and smooth initially but as the towel is used, it increases in softness. They truly do get better with age.