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A peshtemal (or peştemal, peshtamal or pestamal) is one of the oldest forms of woven cloth and can be seen in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics showing men and women wearing peshtemal wrapped around their waists. Most commonly, however, we know peshtemal from the Turkish hammam culture where peshtemal are used by bathers to maintain privacy in the communal bath houses.They have a long and rich history within Turkish culture, flat woven on traditional looms by artisans in the Denizli area of Turkey, these towels use local cotton and feature beautiful designs and colors. It’s said that certain patterns are the trademark of specific weavers, woven over generations and passed down between family members. Today, when someone references a ‘Turkish towel,’ most usually they think of a peshtemal.
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