Wash your turkish bath towel before first use. It gets softer with each wash and is very durable. The Turkish Bath Towel is also known as a Pestemal, Hammam Towel, or a Fouta Towel. It’s a light, highly absorbent and fast drying, cotton woven cloth, traditionally used in Turkish Baths (Hammams). It originated around 600 years ago. The pestemal weaving custom has roots in an area called Tripolis of Phrygia. Today, this town is called Buldan, in Turkey. The turkish bath towel is celebrated for being light yet highly absorbent, making it favorable for multiple uses today. It is commonly used as a beach towel in the Mediterranean. Given its properties, the turkish bath towel also makes a great spa or sauna towel. It can also be used as a bath towel at home. Its fast drying feature helps prevent mildew that commonly occurs in bathrooms without air circulation. Additionally, the turkish bath towel folds easily and takes up less space in your closet. The fouta towel adds a subtle boho, ethnic look to your home. The Kuprum Turkish Bath Towel has hand-knotted fringes and elegant weaving patterns. This product is created by the Kuprum brand, inspired by Mediterranean culture, artisanship and practicality.