Three of the Best Hammam Towels
Hammam towels - sometimes spelt hamam and also known as peshtemals - owe their origins to the bathhouses in Ancient Rome. Super light and compact, the cloths were adapted by the Turkish culture, where most of them are still made today. But these traditional towels have been adapted for contemporary use as a fashion or home accessory: aside from their aesthetic beauty, they are supremely practical; they enjoy the same absorbency as 'normal' towels, and dry more quickly, so are the perfect solution for holidays, from beach towel to sarong, or to take to the gym. They can also be used as a scarf, a wrap, or as a throw - and they're great as a kitchen towel too.
There are three weights to choose from - ultra lightweight (200g), lightweight (280g) or medium weight (still just 580g):
This gorgeous hammam towel comes in a variety of striking colour combinations, perfect for summer days, in stunning colours such as Forget-me-not/Ice or Denim/Caribbean. Each towel features a solid ground, with wide off-centre stripe grey panels at each end and finished with a hand tied white fringe. Weighing in at 280g, this makes a fabulous beach towel without the weight and bulk - and is just as absorbent but much faster drying.
Midweight - Beach Towel
If you are looking for a 'proper' beach towel,This large peshtemal terry-backed beach towel with beautiful hand-tied fringe bridges the gap: it combines flat-weave on one side with a short terry pile on the reverse. Still weighing in at only 580g, it is great for holidays - with colourways such as 'Sea and Sand' - it is perfect for the beach - and can be used at home afterwards as a towel or a stylish throw.
Mid-weight Beach Towel in Navy/Forget-me-not colourway
Weighing in at just 200g, this lightweight hamam towel comes in a range of colours, each combined with a warm grey stripe and finished with a hand-tied fringe. Generously-sized yet folds away to practically nothing - a fantastic travel towel. Perfect poolside when the temperature is soaring!
Our hamam towels are prewashed for softness and to kickstart the natural absorbency of the cotton, meaning they arrive soft, ready for use and can only improve with every wash. What's not to love?