10+ Differences Between a Traditional Towel and Peshtemal

Typical terrycloth towels have loops on both sides. Turkish peshtemal towels are flat woven.

Turkish peshtemal towels are more absorbent and they dry much more quickly than terry cloth towels.

Pestemal towels are lightweight and very compact when rolled. The best travel companion.

Turkish pestemals do not have the moldy, mildewy odor while drying.

Pestemals are more hygienic as bacteria growth is much harder on them compared to traditional towels.

Since pestemals are lightweight they are easier to wear as beach cover-ups or sarongs.

Pestemals are traditionally made of natural fibers only. Naturally shiny, absorbent and strong Turkish cotton, bamboo and linen are the most common natural fibers that are used in the production of Turkish peshtemals.

Peshtemals can and do double as interior design objects; a table cover, a shower curtain a pillowcase or a sofa throw.

Since they are lightweight, flat Turkish towels do not require as much space in the washing machine and take much less time in the dryer. Energy preservation comes naturally.

They can be jacquard woven or printed easily, so more colorful compared to traditional looped towels.

Since peshtemals are more lightweight, absorbent and quick drying, they are a very good option to take with you to yoga. Their anti bacterial towel quality will make the experience even better.

They are the ultimate fashion statement as a scarf or shawl with their beautiful colors and design. Peshtemals have a strong heritage. And each peshtemal comes with the story of centuries behind it.