Today I would like to share something that will change your bathroom and in general your life forever. You will forget the struggle of finding space for your towels, you will forget the constant smell of "damp" in your bathroom and you will rediscover a joy of traveling and especially of packing.
Let me dig into the topic and explain you why is that so:
Peshtemal (in Arabic world they are also called 'Fouta' or 'futa') towels were mainly used in hammams. Hammam is a middle eastern variant of a steam bath. It can be categorized as a wet sauna.
Every time you enter hammam, tellak (worker of hammam in Turkey) hands you a peshtmal towel. In Turkish hammam's common terrycloth towels are not used because of the excessive weight. Imagine huge, full of the steam hammam and yourself walking with that terrycloth towel which absorbed all the water from the air. Turkish people want you to enjoy a hammam, not to be a heavy weight lifter.
The western world just recently discovered these towels. And pestemals are conquering not only the saunas. They are making their ways into our everyday life.
And let's not forget those hot summer days and sandy beaches. The material of peshtemal does not have those loops as regular towels have, which means that sand is not sticking to it. Isn't it lovely? (click here, if you like to buy one in the photo above). The other thing I love about peshtemals is that they are saving so much space in my closet. When you fold them, they occupy a third of the space comparing to your regular terry cloth towel.
With Love, Sandra I~