History of Peshtemal

Peshtemal production originated in Antioch, Turkey during the Ottoman period, where they became widely used in Hammams (Turkish Baths) to maintain modesty and privacy of individual bathers. They became incredibly popular due to the lightweight breathable nature of the fabric.

Peshtemals are 100% cotton, highly absorbent, and they also dry quicker than thicker types of towels. The Turkish cotton used has long fibres that open up the more they are used, allowing them to absorb more water and dry quickly too. Peshtemals are hand loomed with distinctive patterns and colours that indicate which region they are produced in.

Nowadays Peshtemals are mainly used as fashionable scarves due to the lightweight, soft, and warm qualities of the fabric. They are versatile and can also be used as shawls.

They are all hand-loomed, very eco-friendly and even the dyeing process uses traditional methods that have a minimal impact on the environment. Vitaelux has a wide range of unique and exclusively designed for Vitaelux peshtemals to suit your look and needs.