FAQs about Turkish Hammam Towel
What is a Turkish Hammam Towel?
They are called Peshtemal or Fouta
From the beginning, for about 600 years ago, Peshtemal hammam towels was used in Turkish baths due to its high absorbing and fast dry qualities. However, we have created some beautiful design and are using the nicer ones as scarfs. Or a plaid. And a tablecloth. But it's a towel. Perfect to bring along to the vacation since it's lightweight and dries five times faster than a terry towel.
A traditional Turkish towel is 2-3 times lighter and more compact than regular fluffy towels, which makes them sustainable products because they use almost half amount of cotton when produced. Turkish hamam towels are made of stronger, longer cotton fiber and the towel ends up being smoother, more absorbent and durable. And the best part; they get softer and fluffier for every wash.
Features & Benefits
1 towel, many usage areas
- Turkish towels takes up less space than regular, terry towels
- Lightweight, highly absorbent and dry quickly
- Chemical freeExtremely versatile for bath and beach, even as a scarf, sarong, or a summer throw
- Our towels has tassels/fringes at the end making them even more beautiful
- The towels are lightweigth and weighs between 150 -350 gram and measures 160-90 cm.
How to wash your Peshtemal hammam towel
We recommend you to wash your Peshtemal with similar colours in 30-60 degrees. I wash mine in 40 degrees. Please don't use softener since the chemicals in it can have a negative effect on the fabrics absorbency. It's ok to tumble dry, but we recommend you to
hang it dry since it dries really quickly and the later has less impact on our environment.
Does the color run or rub off on light fabrics?
I have washed mine over and over and in hot water, no runs at all:).
About the towel
Where and how are they made?
Urban Joi Peshtemal hammam towels are produced in Turkey, in the Aegean area known for it's superior knowledge about weaving.
Our towels are weaved exactly the same way they were generations ago using old-fashioned techniques.
Versatile, what does that mean?
A towel that is multi-functional
Peshtemal hammam towels can be used in a variety of ways.
- Bath towel
- Beach towel
- Yoga towel
- Gym towel
- Beach wear
- Table Cloth
- Wall decor
- Baby blanket
And more, only your fantasy sets the limitations!