Friday, May 23, 2014

What are......PESHTEMAL?


Hey Hey it's Friday everyone.
We have survived the week to get into the weekend. The weather looks like it is going to hold out and allow us to start doing our setting up. Yippee the fun styling part is here!

Today we are going to introduce you to....

PESHTEMALS.

These are traditional turkish towels made from cotton, bamboo, and/or linen. They are lightweight fast drying towels that are made primarily in Turkey on looms. The bamboo and linen types are more recent styles, but the cotton types have been used in Turkish steam baths for hundreds of years.

They have gotten an increasing status among home decorites because of the texture they bring into a space and natural to vibrant colour tones. They vary greatly in pricing depending on the size, thickness/weight etc.

They make wonderful travel companions for the spa, gym, beach because they do not take up the same amount of space as a traditional towel. They can be washed regularly with normal loads and dry much quicker making them more eco-friendly .
They get softer with washing and don't change shape.



 a selection of towels for the show; beige, blue, green, grey and black


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 we have had a peshtemal hanging in our upstairs bathroom for about 3 years and i love changing them out and the ease of washing. i had hoped to show the towels in our main floor bath but alas the taps are finally here and just being installed last night and tonight.

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look at those mirrors, apothecary jars of sponges, and a turkish towel!  Swoon. 


I hope this little bit of information helps introduce you to another new item or if you had already seen these, then adding to your obsession.


Have a great day,


Meg


6 comments :

  1. I love these towels. I use them in my kitchen as well as the bathroom.

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  2. Bonjour Meg! I have been thinking about using these when we re-do our bathroom this summer! We can get them at the open markets here... and yes the colors are gorgeous! Thanks for the info--I was wondering how they washed and if they would be family friendly. : )

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  3. where can these be bought?

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  4. I love these...and when I Googled them I found they also can be used as cute tops.

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  5. how lovely!
    I learned something here today. I'll be keeping my eye out for these. The patterns are lovely and the textures are gorgeous.

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