The elegant peshtemal, the first piece from our The Essentials collection that goes back to the roots of the art of bath towel weaving, is from the 1862 painting Le Bain Turc by Ingres. For centuries the Turkish baths have been spaces where people get together to socialize, entertain and hold special celebrations. The painting by Ingres depicts a celebration in a Turkish bath at the Ottoman Palace. The famous painting has become the symbol of Orientalism and has made a notable impression by the nudity and eroticism it contains.
We handweaved this beautiful peshtemal on the painting with the same weaving techniques that were used centuries ago. We use a special thread blend acquired from local growers across Turkish villages that is composed of 12 different kinds of cotton, each carrying different characteristics determined by the climate of the producing region. The inimitable threads we call The Essential Blend give this peshtemal set an incredible softness, marvelous hang and an exceptional feel.
This peshtemal towel have been hand crafted with 100% natural Turkish cotton threads for your bath and beach comfort.
Color: Beige, Burgundy, Goldenrod Yellow
Body Size: 71" L x 39" W (180 cm x 100 cm)
Hand Size: 35" L x 17" W (90 cm x 48 cm)