What is a Peshtemal Towel?
Peshtemal towels are not your average terry cloth. (Though they are just as absorptive.) A peshtemal (sometimes peshtemal is also spelled pestemal or peshtamal) is also called a fouta or hamman towel. Peshtemals are large, flat and velvety soft. Inspired by the bath towels used in legendary Turkish spas, these tightly woven creations are extremely strong and durable, and feature a stylish handcrafted fringe that makes them chic as well as practical.
Because peshtemal towels are flat-woven, they’re extremely light and take up very little space, making them the perfect travel companion. Peshtemals are the ideal take-along for your next vacation, you can roll them up and they pack beautifully.
They’re also wonderfully versatile. Of course, they make fabulous bathroom towels. But you can just as easily wear your peshtemal as a poolside or beachside wrap. Many a celebrity has been spotted wearing one along the beaches of St. Tropez and Cannes (think Jennifer Aniston, Steven Spielberg, Robert De Niro and Demi Moore). The can be worn around the body like a sarong or pareo, for a chic cover-up. It’s light and airy and feels great against your skin!
Peshtemal towels also look fabulous draped over the shoulders on a cool summer evening. And they double up nicely as home textiles like table runners, sofa throws and even impromptu picnic blankets.
Our peshtemal towels are made from the finest Turkish cotton. They’re luxurious, absorbent and quick drying, and maintain their shape and texture beautifully, even after several washings. Choose from our selection of peshtemal / fouta towels in navy, beige or gray to find the one that suits you best. Better yet, try them all, then mix and match when the mood strikes. See for yourself why the fabulous peshtemal has been popular around the world for centuries.