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So I wrote about my visit to a Turkish hamam (bath) and I was introduced to the peştamal (peshtamal).

Turkish peshtamal

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This is a traditional Turkish towel made of cotton.  They are quite lightweight and not looped like Western towels.  They also come in a wide variety of patterns and colours.  As a matter of fact, the patterns often represent the region in Turkey from which they were made.  Peştamals are used in all baths and widely available throughout Turkey.

Although I love my plush, super soft towels, I think a peştamal would be a great addition to my linen collection.  They would be great to take to the beach, they are very portable and could easily double as a sarong or a beach cover-up.

Check out my other posts on my amazing trip to Turkey!

Laters!

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