The Turkish peshtemal, also known as a "hamam towel," is a traditional Turkish towel that has been used for centuries in the country's public baths, or hamams. The peshtemal is a flat-woven, lightweight towel made of cotton, linen, or a combination of the two materials.
The origins of the peshtemal can be traced back to the Ottoman Empire, where it was used as a traditional bath towel. It was used for drying off after bathing, as well as for wrapping around the body for modesty while in the hammam. The peshtemal was also a popular item for trade and export.
In modern times, the peshtemal is still widely used in Turkey and in other countries with hammam culture. Its lightweight and quick-drying properties make it a popular choice for use at the beach, pool, gym, or as a decorative piece in homes. In addition, it's being used as a wearable piece of cloth, especially in summers, and as a sarong, coverup, and even as a scarf.
In recent years, the traditional peshtemal has become more popular globally, and it can be found in many home decor and fashion stores around the world.
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