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Website Launch Promotion

Love Peshtemal has finally hit the Launch Pad.To celebrate we’re offering a free gift from now till the end of April. For every three Peshtemal Turkish towels that are purchased, we are offering a FREE…yes! thats right you heard me a FREE Love Original Peshtemal towel, colour of your choice.

10 reasons to Love Peshtemal!

  1. Amazing colours,
  2. Light weight & eco-friendly.
  3. Super compact, Love Peshtemal fits easily in your bag.
  4. Quick drying high quality Turkish cotton.
  5. The more you use your Love Peshtemal the softer it gets!!
  6. Use for your travels, beach, poolside, sauna, gym, yoga, camping, baby wrap, doggie drying and much more.
  7. Looks great and fashionable.
  8. No more heavy wet towels.
  9. A perfect gift.
  10. A towel for everyone!

History of the Peshtemal

The history of the peshtemal, or Turkish towel (also sometimes known as a Hamam towel or Fouta), is closely tied to the history of Hamams. The first Turkish Hamams, or public baths, were built in the 14th century, drawing on inspiration from Roman baths. Hamams include hot steam rooms and cold water for bathing. The baths provided relaxation, socialization, and rid the body of toxins for a number of health benefits. The peshtemal, a thin towel that is soft, thin, and quick to dry, was the main material used in the Haman. It could be wrapped around the body as clothing while in the baths. Its ability to dry very quickly also made it perfect to dry the body after bathing. Just as the Hamam had a central role in Turkish culture, so too did the peshtemal.

The peshtemal became even more culturally significant in the 17th century. In the Ottoman palace, the royal women and courtiers wanted peshtemals that were increasingly beautiful and ornate. They hired weavers to design beautifully decorated peshtemals. These peshtemals were hand-woven from cotton on a loom, just as Love Peshtemal’s towels are still made today. Over the 17th century and afterwards, peshtemals were made in a wide range of styles and designs. They grew beyond their origins as a towel for the Turkish baths became an item of both fashion and utility.

Today, peshtemals are available in many different beautiful designs, as you can see in Love Peshtemal’s shop. Turkish people use them for many different capacities. If you visit a Turkish home, you may see them being used as ordinary bath towels, beach towels, table coverings, blankets, and decorations. Peshtemals have gained a central part in Turkish design and culture. Purchasing a peshtemal not only gives you a great Turkish towel that can be used in many different ways; it makes you a part of Turkish culture and history.

How Are Peshtemals Made?

A peshtemal is a flat and thin piece of woven material, measuring about 170cmx90cm but they do vary in size. Peshtemals are a traditional Turkish handicraft, and they have been made in approximately the same way over the past seven centuries. Traditionally, they were woven by hand using cotton yarn. Today, they are still woven on conventional looms. While the original peshtemals were all made from 100% cotton, today there is more variety. At Love Peshtemal, we offer both the traditional 100% cotton peshtemal and an extra soft peshtemal made from 90% bamboo and 10% cotton.

The loom uses a shuttle to weave vertical and horizontal threads together, creating a tightly-woven cloth. Weaving can incorporate any number of colors and patterns. Since Ottoman ladies began creating more intricate designs, peshtemals have been made in a wide range of colors, designs, and patterns. A traditional peshtemal might be a light cream color with a couple of rows of stripes. Love Peshtemal also has Turkish peshtemals in many colors. You may prefer a peshtemal in a solid color or one that is full of colorful stripes. All of these different colors and patterns are woven directly into the fabric on the loom. The versatility of the peshtemal means that it can match any design or style.

Most peshtemals are also made with a fringe around the edge. The fringe is made from the ends of the threads of yarn that make up the peshtemal. Twisting these threads together into a fringe is the natural way of keeping all the threads together so there is no risk of the peshtemal unraveling. They also add a beautiful stylish touch to the ends of the Turkish towel.

The methods of producing peshtemals have been practiced for hundreds of years. The peshtemal of today is remarkably similar to that used by Ottoman royal ladies in the 17th century, or by visitors to the Turkish baths in the 15th century. These long-established weaving techniques ensure that a peshtemal from Love Peshtemal is of the highest quality and connects it to a long cultural history.

What Is a Peshtemal?

A peshtemal is a traditional Turkish towel, also sometimes called a Turkish towel, Fouta, or Hamam Towel. Peshtemals were originally used in Turkish baths and are now used by people all over the world. Traditionally, they were made by hand on looms by Turkish women in the Aegean and Black Sea regions. Peshtemals are different from other towels in a couple of key ways. They are made with high quality cotton, which makes them lighter and thinner than thick terrycloth towels. Turkish towels have a unique soft texture making it prefect for drying the skin. The thin material also makes the peshtemal lightweight and compact. At Love Peshtemal, we offer peshtemals made from 100% cotton and another design made from 90% bamboo and 10% cotton for extra softness.

The light and quick-drying material of peshtemals makes them the perfect travel companion. They are far lighter than normal towels and can easily be carried along to the gym, to yoga classes, on a boating trip, to the beach, or anywhere else you need to go. They’re wonderfully soft and bright blankets to lie on at the beach or to use as your workout surface. When you’re ready to head home, you can use it to dry yourself off and quickly store it away back in your bag. A peshtemal is perfect for backpackers and travellers. It will easily fit in your pack without taking up a lot of space or weight, and you can use it to stay clean and dry at hostels without having to pay for heavily used towels. A peshtemal is the smart way to stay dry without weighing you down.

Peshtemals have become extremely popular due to their versatility. They look beautiful around the home as a decorative throw, light blanket, or table covering. They can add a splash of color to any room. They’ve also become an essential fashion item for the summer. They’re perfect to use as a beach wrap, bathing suit cover, or sarong. The soft cotton of a peshtemal means that it will be more comfortable and hold up better than traditional beach wraps. Peshtemals from Love are of high quality and also come in a variety of beautiful colors and patterns. Once you see the gorgeous brights and feel the rich textured weave of the peshtemal, you’ll likely want to get one in every color.