What are hammam towels?

Hammam towels is a flat-woven, cotton fabric that has been primarily used as a traditional cloth in Turkish Hammams. The contemporary hammam towels that we use today have evolved from this historical hammam tradition.

Nowadays, they have become very trendy, super absorbent and quick to dry bath & beach towels .They have a very distinctive stripy pattern, and hand-finished tassels on the fringes which make these towels truly authentic.

Most hammam towels are made from 100% cotton, but cotton and bamboo blends are also becoming very sought-after. Bamboo is a natural fibre, very well known for its high absorbency, softness and natural shine.

The Turkish hammam fabric has been traditionally woven on hand looms by local villagers for generations. In the south-west of Turkey, this humble family tradition is still a very resonant life-style for most of the villagers.

The size of a hammam towel may vary slightly as they are hand-loomed. However, in general, their size is 90×180 cm and once folded, they are absolutely compact to pack and carry. They are lightweight, fluff-free towels and very easy to wash and dry. Their average weight is 300 grams which is an extra bonus for travelers, campers and for other outdoor activities.

Last but not the least, the Turkish hammam towels are very versatile, long lasting and colour-fast fabrics. Their compactness and practicality allow them to be used and enjoyed in every possible occasion - a picnic blanket on lazy Sundays, the perfect beach towel when traveling, wrapped as a sarong around the pool bar, children’s blanket when playing in the garden or as a scarf on cool summer evenings – only limited by your imagination…