High Quality Turkish Thin Beach Peshtamals, Peshtemal, Turkish Towels for Beaches
These stunning striped Tassel Towels called Pestemals are 100% Turkish cotton, and are hand woven in Turkey.
They measure 170cm x 100cm - 67" x 40" and are:
• Compact, thin and light (one Tassel Towel takes up less than a sixth of the space of a similar size terry-towel)
• Very quick drying
• Highly absorbent
• Environmentally friendly
• Soft (even when air-dried ? perfect if you don’t have a tumble dryer, and they become softer with each wash!)
As well as a towel, they can be used as a tablecloth, child’s bedspread, sarong/wrap for holidays, shawl/wrap, pareo, beach wrap, throw, or even a lightweight blanket for a pram.
Tassel Towels are perfect for holidays, hiking/camping, swimming, muddy dogs, gyms/sport, spas, beauty salons, hospitals, B&Bs/hotels, and of course your own home!
Please note that our products are not factory-made. All the peshtemals are produced by traditional methods in a respectful manner to its origin, woven on hand looms and vegetable dye is used.
Combined shipment is available for all items in our store. The shipping cost for the first peshtemal is $7.50 and please add $4.50 for each additional peshtemal. If you would like to purchase different colors please select the color & quantity for the each color and purchase them then wait our invoice for the payment, we are doing to adjust your total and send your invoice to you. Thank you
Cotton On Body
Cotton Turkish towel pestemal is preferable due to being natural, hygienic, highly permeable, antistatic, refractory and absorbent. By the reason of increasing the passions of people to natural substances, cotton pestemal maintains its attractiveness and used more and more. Best authentic Turkish cotton pestemals. 100% handmade and vegetable dye.
A rectangular shaped wowen cloth. The peshtamal is one of the first garments of humankind.
Historically there were three different types used for the peshtamal:
· Hammam peshtamal: It’s wowen and used for both men and women. Men used it below the waist, while women wrappped it around themselves starting from under their arms covering their breasts. Women’ s peshtamals tend to be broader and have knotted fringes.
· Tradesmen peshtamal: to bi able to work the looms, historically young apprentices raised in the field of silk-weaving were promoted to master workman after a ceremonial gathering where they would have a silk-peshtamal (known as a “Futa”) tied around their waist.
· Garment peshtamal: also known as the “dolay peshtamal” in various regions. They are usually striped, cotton wowen textiles with designs. They were used as aprons at home, in the garden, in the fields and at marketplaces, etc...
A gift of Anatolian culture to the world, the peshtamal is now being presented to you in a modernized form.
Environmentally friendly, easy to wear and dry, you can use it at home, in the bathroom, at the beach, at the swimming pool or at the spa, sports events and for decorative purposes as well; it’s a detergent and energy saving fabric since it’s made out of absolutely natural materials... in short, used practically everywhere!
Our products are manufactured in hand-wowen looms.
About Turkish Bath (HAMMAM):
A Turkish bath (Turkish: Hamam) is the Turkish variant of a steam bath, sauna or Russian Bath, distinguished by a focus on water, as opposed to ambient steam.
A person taking a Turkish bath first relaxes in a room (known as the warm room) that is heated by a continuous flow of hot, dry air allowing the bather to perspire freely. Bathers may then move to an even hotter room (known as the hot room) before splashing themselves with cold water. After performing a full body wash and receiving a massage, bathers finally retire to the cooling-room for a period of relaxation.
Introduction of Turkish baths to Western Europe
Turkish baths were introduced to the United Kingdom by David Urquhart, diplomat and sometime Member of Parliament for Stafford, who for political and personal reasons wished to popularize Turkish culture. In 1850 he wrote The Pillars of Hercules, a book about his travels in 1848 through Spain and Morocco. He described the system of dry hot-air baths used there and in the Ottoman Empire that had changed little since Roman times.
In 1856, Richard Barter read Urquhart's book and worked with him to construct a bath. They opened the first modern Turkish bath in the United Kingdom at St Ann's Hydropathic Establishment near Blarney, County Cork, Ireland. The following year, the first bath of its type to be built in England since Roman times was opened in Manchester, and the idea spread rapidly through the north of England. It reached London in July 1860 when Roger Evans, a member of one of Urquhart's Foreign Affairs Committees, opened a Turkish bath at 5 Bell Street, near Marble Arch.
During the following 150 years, well over 600 baths opened in Britain, while similar Turkish baths opened in cities in other parts of the then British Empire. Dr. John Le Gay Brereton, who had given medical advice to bathers in a Foreign Affairs Committee-owned Turkish bath in Bradford, travelled to Sydney, Australia, and opened a Turkish bath there in Spring Street in 1859, even before the bath had reached London. Canada had one by 1869, and the first one in New Zealand was opened in 1874. Urquhart's influence was felt even outside the Empire when, in 1863, Dr. Charles Shepard opened the first Turkish bath in the United States at 63 Columbia Street, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn. Later municipal authorities introduced turkish baths as part of swimming pool complexes, taking advantage of the fact that water-heating boilers were already on site. in the East End of London, following the influx of Polish and Jewish Jews from Europe the authorities built six turkish baths, the last of which, at York Hall was converted in 2007 to a beauty spa.
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*****We ship all of our products to Worldwide*****
- We donot charge any handling fees
- The shipping costs are calculated by the Turkish Post. After receiving cleared payment we ship your items in 48 hours but mostly in 24 hours via Registered International. We are so quick because we have a big warehouse to store enough quantities in our inventory.
- Combine shipping is available for all of our items in the store. Please ask the costs before purchasing different multiple items.
Economy Shipping usually takes 3-4 weeks to Worldwide
Standart Shipping usually takes 2-3 weeks to Worldwide
Economy Shipping usually takes 2-3 weeks to UK
Standart shipping usually takes 1-2 week(s) to UK
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All the international shipping costs are calculated according to the weight of the parcel, it doesnot matter how many products you put inside the box, the important thing is the total weight of the parcel and the destination. We do best professional packaging according to our experiences.
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We mostly sell traditional products that belongs to Turkey and most of them are handmade. All of our products are provided directly from the manufacturers, craftsmen. Therefor we can supply huge quantities of special orders with best prices.
We are an Import & Export company since 2005 on and we have many vendors all arround the world.
Please donot hesitate to ask us any of your needs from Turkey.