I was first introduced to Turkish towels on an HGTV episode of Dear Genevieve where host, Genevieve Gorder, did a bathroom makeover and gushed about how amazing these towels are. In this interview, she even lists them as a "cannot live without item".
|Genevieve Gorder - 'Dear Genevieve'|
A Turkish towel, also known as a peshtemal or fouta, is made of 100% cotton and known to be highly absorbent, lightweight and fast-drying. These properties make them ideal for bathrooms, traveling, the gym and the beach. I like that they are so versatile.. obviously use as a towel but also as a throw, a wrap, a picnic blanket or even a table cloth!
Etsy has a very large selection of these towels, in various colors and patterns, shop here. The hardest part is picking my favorite ones! I decided to try a few from Etsy seller, Turkish Linen & Towels, which ships from St Louis, Missouri. I must have caught them when they were running a special because I got free shipping and I received them so quickly! I bought these three and just received them yesterday:
Here they are in my home:
They are shades of gray and black mixed with off-white/white. I like that they are neutral but still pretty and warm. Close up:
They are so soft, I might designate one of them to be a throw only and use the others as towels. If they work as well as I think for towels, I will pick up a few more to replace our current bath towels.
p.s. did you notice I painted the bookcase trim white? Only 1 more coat to go, then the base molding, and the doors can go up!
Have any of you tried a Turkish towel yet??