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What is Peshtemal?

Our towels called Peshtemals (pesh-te-mahl)  as they’re also known, are traditional Turkish towels. With a rich cultural history dating back to the Ottoman era, Peshtemals were originally designed for use in Turkish bathhouses or Hammams. 

Today, these humble towels have seen an explosion in popularity in homes, spas and top hotels around the world. Not only are they visually beautiful but their versatility means these multi-talented hero’s have many uses. So here’s reasons why you should get a Turkish towel – the only towel you’ll ever need.   

Reasons why you should get a Peshtemal

“A Peshtemal towel is lighter”

Say goodbye to the standard heavyweight cotton towel and bring in the hard competition. Peshtemal weighs considerably less than the usual towel. If you’ve tried to cram a towel into your gym bag or your suitcase, you know it’s not easy. These handwoven gems fold up so easily, leaving you ample space for all your other bits. Travel light when you’re on the go and take them on your next weekend away, to the beach or on a picnic. At home they look gorgeous rolled up and stored in natural boxes or on shelves where they look great as a focal point in the bathroom. So they are perfect for your trips, travellings, inside suitcase and on your shelves.

“Feel the softness”

Giving into a hot, relaxing bath is one of life’s simple pleasures. Finishing your bath off by bundling up in a soft, cozy towel is another. Peshtemal towels are made %100 cotton. Feel natural cotton. Peshtemal gets better with age. Each wash releases the starch from the cotton and relaxes the yarn which means they get softer and better with use. Compare that to a standard towel that gets rougher, tired and worn over time and you’ve got a pretty good reason to ditch the terry towel for good.

“Super absorbent, quick dry”

The soft cotton is lightweight and super absorbent, making them dry much more quickly than a traditional cotton terry towel. They dry out completely in a short amount of time so no more mildewy-smelling towels!

“%100 Cotton”

Sometimes called Peshtemal, Hammam or Fouta towels–are made from Turkish Cotton, a premium cotton that has extra long fibers. Using longer fiber cotton means fewer joins, which results in stronger and smoother cotton threads. Because of this unique material, Turkish towels are known to become even softer, fluffier, and more absorbent with successive washings.

“Made in Turkey”

Turkey, is known for producing some of the highest quality cotton products in the world and the towels are as absorbent as traditional towels but take up less room and dry very quickly.

“Colorful, stylish towels”

They often come in bright colors as well as more muted tones, and are extremely versatile for bath and beach, even as a scarf, sarong, or a summer throw. They make the perfect pool towel, Yoga, Gym, Sport but you can also use them as scarfs, wraps, or even as tablecloths. Dress up a rustic wooden table with a Peshtemal for those al fresco summer evening suppers or use it as a blanket on long car journey’s. Whatever you do, you’ll find our Peshtemals are so practical and versatile. Use them as a scarf or wrap to keep out the evening chill, or use as a super absorbent sarong after a dip in the pool.  

“Add a touch of global style and sophistication to your home”

Blending effortlessly into your interiors, our Peshtemals add colourful accents, texture, and stylish focal points to your home. Brighten up a tired bathroom, drape over a chair or throw over your bed for those cosy moments. You’ll be surprised what a colourful Peshtemal can do to make your living space more homely and welcoming. 

Sultan Peshtemal Bathrobe

Woven 100% from premium quality ring spun Turkish cotton yarns, Sultan Bathrobe is a high-quality Peshtemal Bathrobe. It is a perfect peshtemal bathrobe which covers all the features we mentioned below!

Inspired by the various beauties of endless oceans, Sultan Bathrobe has wave patterns on it. With the thick, white block on its sleeves and thin fringes swinging on its ends, Sultan Bathrobe has all the traditional aspects of peshtemals!

We offer a wide color spectrum for Sultan Bathrobe for you to choose the Peshtemal Bathrobe of your dreams!

To learn more about one of our most elegant Peshtemal Bathrobe designs visit Sultan Bathrobe product page!

How to care your Peshtemal

Washing: If exposed to oil, soil, and germs; wash towels in lukewarm water with some laundry detergent – but use less detergent than suggested. Periodically wash by adding a spoon of white vinegar.

Cotton is a natural fiber and new peshtemal towels may lose some.

Avoid softener while washing because it contains silicon which makes the peshtemal towels less absorbent. To soften them, use 1 cup of white vinegar every 6 weeks.  Run the peshtemals through a regular washing cycle, then repeat washing and add white vinegar instead of soap. The reason towels lose softening is because there is soap left in them and vinegar helps to remove it.

Drying: While tumble drying will make the towel fluffy, do not overdo it. The heat from the dryer can damage the integrity of the cotton fibbers. We recommend using a lower heat setting occasionally or alternate between air and heat drying.

Absorbency: To maximize the absorbency of a towel, add a cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle, about every six weeks, to restore the towel to full absorbency. The vinegar removes any excess detergent, which can affect the towels’ absorbency.

Pulled Threads: As all our towels are woven, a pulled loop will not unravel the towel. If you catch the towel, pull it straight and pull a loop, cut off the pulled loop with a pair of scissors.

Traditional Turkish Hammam and Towels

During history, people had satisfied their need of being clean in different ways.  Adopting a sedentary life, different civilizations had built public bathing buildings called hammams. Most especially, Roman and Turkish civilizations had attached importance to construction of hammams. Attaching great importance to being clean because of their religious beliefs, Ottoman and Seljuq Empires had built many hammams in the Anatolian Territory.

Coming to exist as the first clothing in the history, peshtemal has a highly-absorbent and quick drying texture. Realizing how useful peshtemal is, Turkish people started using peshtemals in hammams to dry themselves. In a short span of time, peshtemal, also known as hammam towel, became irreplaceable in people’s lives. Women started to use hammam towel as apron, craftsmen also used it while working. Royal family, and nobles used garnished hammam towels. Farmers and workers used them in fields. Apprentices were given peshtemal as a symbol of becoming craftsmen.

Being loved by the Turks, hammam towels became a cultural and historical element in Turkish history. As a manufacturer and wholesaler of hammam towels, main objective is to maintain this culture. We use the highest quality raw material to manufacture the most comfortable, durable and absorbent hammam towels.

Historical Peshtemals

As Motto Peshtemal, our main focus is to manufacture the highest quality peshtemalsbeach wear and bathrobes. As a manufacturer and wholesaler of peshtemals, it is our duty to give information to you about our line of business. Peshtemal, also known as Turkish towel and hammam towel, is a part of a deep cultural tradition and has an historical importance.

Being used as the first clothing, the history of peshtemal dates to Ancient Egypt. Peshtemal’s light, absorbent and quick-drying texture has connected its history with the Turkish hammams; public bathing places associated with the culture of the Ottoman Empire. Because of its perfect texture, hammam towel was used in Turkish hammams for centuries.

In time, due to its useful texture, people started to use Turkish towels for different purposes. During the Ottoman period, a peshtemal were given to craftsmen apprentices by craftsmen guild which symbolized becoming a craftsman.  Craftsmen who wanted to open a workplace had to pay a fee called “peştemallik” to the land owner. Not only craftsmen but the people who work on fields, vendors who work at bazaars, cooks, and women doing housework also used peshtemals in their daily life.


The cloth of traditional importance, peshtemal, was also used by nobles and the royal family of Ottoman Empire. Luxuriant peshtemals, garnished with the most elegant works of art was used by the noblewomen. Not only the nobles and the royal family but the people who work at Ottoman palace’s used peshtemals.


During the Victorian Era, discovering how useful peshtemals are, European people started to use Turkish towels in their daily lives. Getting the name of Turkish towel, peshtemal is still being used by the people all around the world. Due to its light, absorbent and quick-drying texture people prefer to use peshtemals over terry towels. People all around the world now use peshtemals at beaches, spas, hammams, hotels, and in their homes.