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Behind every Etsy profile there is a story :)

I guess you're wondering about mine? Well, I'll keep it simple; my wife and I both have artistic backgrounds and firmly believe that you must give the world the best you can.

Peshtemal towels have always fascinated me. The colors and designs, together with their light weight and ability to absorb water, make them so versatile and practical, and yet so decorative. They've been a part of Turkish culture for hundreds of years, proving that they perform well enough to survive modern technological development, its 'novelties', and the ‘Terry’ towel.

I met my friend, Süleymen, some years ago. He comes from a long line of peshtemal makers, and has the same fascination with peshtemals that I do. It was not long before we began collaborating and sharing new…

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  • Born on August 16
  • Joined February 29, 2012

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Anything natural, anything with texture, color

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Turkish Towels: A totally new bath & beach...

About

Behind every Etsy profile there is a story :)

I guess you're wondering about mine? Well, I'll keep it simple; my wife and I both have artistic backgrounds and firmly believe that you must give the world the best you can.

Peshtemal towels have always fascinated me. The colors and designs, together with their light weight and ability to absorb water, make them so versatile and practical, and yet so decorative. They've been a part of Turkish culture for hundreds of years, proving that they perform well enough to survive modern technological development, its 'novelties', and the ‘Terry’ towel.

I met my friend, Süleymen, some years ago. He comes from a long line of peshtemal makers, and has the same fascination with peshtemals that I do. It was not long before we began collaborating and sharing new design ideas, and so, here we are.

There is a long story behind every peshtemal, together with a lot of hard graft and effort. Imagine a village that is dedicated to the design and manufacture of peshtemal towels. In every house you will come across members of the family hard at work at their hand-operated wooden looms producing wonderful colors and textures from locally grown hand-dyed cotton. I have to say that I am proud to be able to add my design skills and be a part of this big and lovely family :)

Thank you. I'm so glad you've visited, and I do hope you've enjoyed my shop!

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