Peshtemal, also known as Turkish Towel and Hammam Towel, is a part of a deep cultural and has historical importance. Being used as the first clothing, the history of peshtemal dates to Ancient Egypt. Peshtemal’s lightweight, 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, people from all over the world have started to use Peshtemals in their daily lives due to their lightweight, absorbent, and quick-drying texture.
If so, let’s take a look at the place of the Peshtemal inherited from the past in our lives today.