Pestemals are made in Turkey where artisans weave them following a centuries-old technique. Pestemals are offered in colored cotton, natural cotton, linen and silk. Many people who come across Pestemal say "What exactly is it and what do we use it for? Is it a towel, a wrap, sarong, pareo, throw, table cloth, runner?" The answer is "All of the above" . What makes Pestemal great is that it is so versatile it can be used in place of anything you need, anywhere you need them.
A Pestemal is generally a 34"x60" or larger hand loomed textile, also known as a hamam towel. Our Peshtemals are sized very generously 40"x72 or larger. As you may know, Hamam is a traditional Turkish Bath which is reclaiming its place in World's Spa histoy.
Pestemals are environmentally friendly and take much less time and energy to launder and dry which helps us reduce carbon foot print. Who can disagree with that?
Please keep in mind that our pestemals are wowen by hand and you may see slight variances in details which only enhance the character of the pestemal. This is not to be seen as defect. Sizes are approximate as they are done by hand.
Thank you for helping us keep centuries old tradition live and supporting the artisans.