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Turkish Bath Towels

After the remodel of our master bath, I decided to redesign what I could without a total remodel in our guest bath...that comes later.:)  Looking for a "spa-feel", I lightened and brightened it by repainting it from apricot to a more neutral toned-down taupe using accents of blue, white and brown.

A friend who is opening a yoga studio in South America will be using Turkish bath towels for her guests.  I thought that would be an interesting addition to my "spa-like" guest bath.  Using elements from around the world makes for a more interesting room and these Turkish bath towels were just the ticket.  I found mine at an online store turkishtowelstore.com and shipped directly from Turkey.


Turkish Towels



For a little history behind Turkish towel or pestemal, the Turkish towel was produced by weaving on hand looms by women in Turkey's Eastern Black Sea and Aegean regions and have a history of almost six hundred years.  Nowadays pestemal is woven on electrically-powered advanced looms.  These beautiful towels are a nice big size that come in lots of rich colors.  Colors represent the region of the person wearing it .

Turkish Towels

I've read that many celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, Robert De Niro, Steven Spielberg and Bill Gates use them at the beach.  They can be used as a tablecloth, a throw for your sofa or bed or wherever you need some fabric in a room.  I have a blue and white one folded on the bath counter and a matching one on a seagrass bench in the guest room.

spa-like bathroom


If you had Turkish bath towels, where would you use them?  I would love to hear your ideas!

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