HISTORY OF PESHTEMAL
The history of peshtamal is directly connected to the history of Turkish Hamams. Inspired by Roman baths,
first Turkish Hamam, which is a public bath, was built in the 14th century. Hamams had hot water and steam rooms for bathing. But they were not only for that. Back in the day Turkish Hamams also provided socialization. They were places people went to meet friends and get to know new people. Peshtemals, also known as Hamam Towels, were the main materials used in Hamams thanks to their ability to dry very fast and easy maintainance. They came side by side with Hamams which makes peshtemal almost 700 years old. So just like Hamams, peshtemals also has a very important place in Turkish culture.
The story of peshtamal continued with even more progress in the 17th century. Royal women of
the Ottoman Palace wanted peshtemals that were ornate and more unique. They hired professional weavers to design such bath towels which created a peaking point in the history of peshtamal. Durin
g and after 17th century, peshtamals were made in wide range of colors and unique styles. After that, they became a symbol for both fashion and utility.
With the continuing Hamam culture and expanding using areas, Turkish bath towel is gaining even more popularity every single day. They are used being used at hotels, spas, hammams,yatchs, and as decorative items at homes.
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