Hammam Culture & Hammam Towels
After adopting a sedentary life, people had attached importance to their privacy. To meet the need of being cleaned and to satisfy their need of privacy, many different civilizations started to build bathing buildings, also known as hammams. During the Seljuq and the Ottoman periods, Turks had built countless hammams on Anatolian territories. Cagaloglu Hammam, Suleymaniye Hammam, Cinili Hammam, and Cemberlitas Hammam, are the most famous Turkish hammams located in Istanbul. People started using hammam towels in the past.
Coming to exist as the first clothing of history, peshtemal became connected to Turkish culture with the hammam culture. Being highly-absorbent, and quick drying hammam towel became irreplaceable in Turkish people’s lives. Not only in hammams, realizing how useful a hammam towel is, people started to use hammam towel in their daily lives.
Garnished hammam towels were used by the royal family and the rich people of the Empire. Apprentices were given a peshtemal (hammam towel) as a symbol of becoming craftsmen. Women used hammam towels as aprons in their kitchen. Farmers and workers used hammam towels in fields. Today, as Peshtemal City, a manufacturer and wholesaler of hammam towels, with the hard work of our research and development, we offer you a wide product range. Woven from the highest quality cotton, our products are highly-absorbent, extremely durable and elegant.
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