Its a Hybrid Towel!

Its a Hybrid Towel!

Soft fluffy terry on one side and smooth absorbent pestemal weave on the other

What is a Turkish towel?  These types of towels are centuries old and originate from Persian and Ottoman culture.  Sometimes called a Peshtemal, Hammam or Fouta towel, this type of towel is an authentic flat woven bath towel with a hand-tied fringe.  They're generally made of cotton or bamboo. In addition to being highly absorbent, pestemals dry faster than thicker towels.

The colors and patterns on a pestemal are still used today in parts of Iran, Turkey and neighbouring areas to show which region the user is from. Interesting, huh?

What are some tips for washing a pestemal? In our house we just toss them in the washing machine on "gentle." Depending on time, we let our towels line dry or we use the dryer on low-medium heat. Its super easy!  You'll see over time, they just get better and softer with each wash.

Try out a colourful Binalong Beach & CO pestemal towel, hand loomed in Turkey on artisan looms.  Ours are unique with terry loop on one side and a smooth texture on the other. The best of both worlds! 


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