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Peshtowel Havlu Hand Towel Grey

25 AUD
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Peshtowel Havlu Hand Towel Grey

25 AUD

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Generously Large Hand Woven towels from Anatolia, Turkey. 

These Havlu weave peshtemals have been hand woven on ancient looms, using 100% Certified Organic First quality combed cotton. Looped cotton one side, peshtemal flat weave on the reverse, finished with hand knotted tassel fringe. Soft, light weight and fast drying, this Peshtemal offers practicality and ease whilst providing a contemporary, luxurious aesthetic to the bathroom. Bath Towel also available.

The derivation of the towel is commonly associated with Turkey in the 17th century. These Turkish towels began as a flat, woven piece of cotton or linen called a pestamal. Large enough to wrap around the body, pestamal were originally used in the Hammam bath as they were highly absorbent and fast drying, folding away to almost nothing.

By the 18th Century, weavers, aided by their knowledge of carpet-weaving, began to feature loops sticking up from the pile of the material. These looped towels became known as havlu.  

Wash before use with like colours.

To ensure towels stay on optimum condition, machine wash, gentle cycle, cold or warm up to 40 degrees, using mild detergent without bleaching agent. Avoid fabric softeners which will reduce absorbency. Line drying is recommended, otherwise cool tumble dry. Small imperfections may occur and are part of the hand woven character and beauty. Should a pulled thread occur, simply cut the thread off.