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Somebody please tell me.... WHAT IS A TURKISH TOWEL?

Somebody please tell me…. What IS A TURKISH TOWEL?
The Turkish bath towel, also known as pestemals or fouta towel, are a traditional flat hand woven towels created in the 18th century and used in the Turkish baths also known as hammams bath. They are made of 100% natural cotton and finished with hand tied fringes. Throughout history the Turkish bath towels were produced by a technique involving weaving the fibers on hand looms by people in Turkey's Black and Aegean regions. The traditional weaving technique used allows the Turkish bath towels to be extremely absorbent and soft over time. The versatility and durability of these cotton fibers made it appealing to the masses as the everyday bath towel for all ages.
The Green Owl Turkish bath towels are known for their functionality and versatility therefore has a purpose in the home and beyond! While it was traditionally used as a bath towel, its functionality has evolved over time. The Turkish bath towel, with its generous size can be used as a bath towel, beach towel, throw, blanket, picnic blanket, or even a tablecloth. Our Pesthemals are the preferred travel accessory as they serve many needs and are very light weight which makes them extremely easy to pack on trips. In addition to household use, another way to utilize our towels is to wear it as an accessory. Sounds funny…… Try wearing it as shawl, scarf, a sarong or wrap on your next summer adventure. No matter the destination, there is a Turkish towel that will serve as the perfect travel accessory. We invite you to see why these towels are so very popular!
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