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Turkish Towel, Peshtemal

Peshtemal is a woven cloth that used to cover the body in hammam or bath, or wrapped from the waist to prevent contamination of clothes while working. At the same time, peshtemal is the traditional Turkish towel. Peshtemal has reached to the present from the historic Turkish hammam era. It has a history of nearly six hundred years in Anatolia. You can hear that some call them fringe towel, tassel towel or Turkish towel.

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Peshtemal;

What is Peshtemal?

Peshtemal is a woven cloth that used to cover the body in hammam or bath, or wrapped from the waist to prevent contamination of clothes while working.

Peshtemal has reached to the present from the historic Turkish hammam era. It has a history of nearly six hundred years in Anatolia.

How is produced Peshtemal?

Peshtemal is a handicraft. Throughout history this Turkish towel was produced by weaving on hand looms by women in Turkey's eastern Black Sea and Aegean regions. Nowadays, peshtemal is woven on advanced looms, because of the widespread use of electricity.
It produced by hand labor. It has got a rich color harmony. There are distinctive patterns on this Turkish type bath towel. Pestemal is also traditional clothes that used by all persons, old or young, especially, in the Black Sea region. Colors, represents the inhabited region of the person who wearing it.
The silk peshtemal called as Fota. However, peshtemal is usually woven by linen yarn or cotton yarn.

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It is absorptive as terrycloth. Peshtemal also used as authentic beach pareo as well as it used as beach towel.
Peshtemal that succeeded in being the trend of recent times, after the beaches of Turkey began to be used on the world-famous beaches such as St. Tropez and Cannes. In these days a lot of celebrities seem with pestemal on the beaches.
Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, Robert De Niro, Steven Spielberg and Bill Gates among the celebrities that use Pestemal in the beaches. At the same time pestemal is used as home textiles such as table cloth or seat cover.

Some expressions about Peshtemal;

In Ottoman period; a ceremony was organized to wrap Peshtemal for the person that rising from the level of apprenticeship to the level of mastery by learning a craft in an artisans' guild. After this ceremony, the master that wrapped pestemal was renting a shop and he was paying goodwill (pestemallık) to the owner.
What is the meaning of having dream about peshtemal; if an unmarried young girl wrapped Peshtemal on her dream this means that she will marry soon. If the peshtemal is clean and good the marital will give happiness.
If someone dreams about Peshtemal who's already married, this is a sign of his/ her prestige will increase.

Where and how to use Peshtemal?

Pestemal primarily used as hamam towel in Anatolia. Sultans of the Ottoman dynasty were also wearing pestemal in the hammam.
According to the ancient Turkish traditions when a couple decided to marry they were giving to each other bath set as a gift. Pestemal was the most indispensable piece of this set.
This Turkish hand-woven has also been used for clothing in the old days. Even said that peshtemal has arisen as the main apparel of humanity. Later both was changed the form and was varied.
Nowadays, pestemal used as bath towels an as bathrobe at beaches, in saunas, baths and Turkish hammams. Women wrap the pestemal from the armpit and men wrap from the waist.
It is preferred in travel because of being thin and light and also very easy to dry.

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