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Jennifer’s Hamam: 2 luxurious hand-loomed Turkish bath towels (white)

Sold by Jennifer’s Hamam

£196.00 / $254.63 / €232.90 ($/€ approx)

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It is not surprising, given its long bathing tradition, that Turkey was always famous for its towels. In fact, they invented the technique that makes loops on a piece of fabric and revolutionized our idea of what a towel really is.  Today there is only one company left in Turkey still making thick, looped towels on looms; when made on a loom, the structure is much stronger than any factory made towel (Turkish or otherwise). 

These plush bath towels come from Jennifer's Hamam (not a bath at all, but a lovely mousehole of a shop in Istanbul's Arasta Bazaar featured in Cornucopia 50 that supplies the most wonderful handmade towels). Each towel measures a generous 100 x 180 cm (excluding fringe) and weighs an equally generous 1.25kg, being hand-loomed with exceptionally absorbant GOTS certified organic Turkish cotton threads.

The selvage edge is verification that each towel is hand-loomed individually, a process that takes a skilled weaver a full 4 days.

Each towel is beautifully finished with a hand-tied fringe.

All orders sent will be of the same dye lot if it's the same colour and pattern. Dye lots may vary slightly with different orders.

Washing Instructions:

First wash:  soak in cold water for 24 hours and hang to drip dry.

** Organic cotton is not absorbent to begin with and soaking can help speed the process of 'breaking-in' the cotton and assisting it to become more absorbent more quickly.

** BE SURE that the towel is completely saturated with water; you may have to use your hands to squish the towel and really work the water into the fibres; by doing so the cotton will become absorbent much quicker.

Everyday Care:
Machine wash 30-40 C
Do not use fabric softener
Cool-medium dryer
Remove from dryer when 85% dry

Shipping and Returns Policy

All goods are carefully inspected before packaging. For international shipments goods will be UPS insured and delivered within 5 days. Please inspect your package upon delivery. If package arrives damaged, please photograph it and contact Jennifer at A full refund will be issued once the items have been received by the seller provided there is a fault.

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Turkey: £6.00

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