In old times, Peshtemal is used to cover the body in hammam or Turkish bath. It has a history of nearly six hundred years in Anatolia hammam culture.
Throughout history this Turkish towel was produced by weaving on hand looms by women in Turkey's eastern Black Sea and Aegean regions. It has got a rich color and pattern harmony. Peshtemal is usually woven by using cotton, linen or bamboo yarns.
Peshtemal (also spelled peshtamal, pestamal or pestemal; from Turkish: peştamal) is a traditional Turkish towel used in Turkish baths. A staple of the Ottoman hamam culture, dating back hundreds of years, the pestemal was originally designed to help individual bathers maintain their privacy. Today, this light weight garment lends itself perfectly to quotidian use. In addition to being a wonderful bath towel due to its high absorbency, the pestemal dries faster than its thicker counterparts. It is also used to indicate which region people are from and is a part of a deep cultural tradition. There are many kinds of peshtemal, with different styles and colors in different areas of Turkey.
PESHTEMAL COLLECTION Bohemtolia provides a wide range of peshtemal products which are differentiated with their colors, patterns and sizes. Special Anatolian motifs and weaving techniques meet with modern color scheme amd patterns. Peshtemal collections enable users to choose the best for their personal taste and needs. Every color and pattern can be woven in different techniques according to different needs.