Traditional Turkish Towels are called Pestamels (pronounced (pesh-te-mahl)) and have traditionally been used in Turkish baths, but today are coveted for their versatility. The traditional flat weave of Pestamel Towels makes for their characteristic durability, super absorbency and quick-dry nature. Elile Loom's Pestamel Turkish Towel line is handwoven by Turkish artisans using only natural and organic materials. This makes them gentle enough even for the most sensitive skin. They can be used as beach towels, bath towels, baby blankets, wraps, smaller throws ...and so much more!