Pestemal & Towel
Traditional 100% Turkish Bath Towels are all now all the rage in Europe and the US. They are lightweight, absorbent and quick drying making them the perfect to take along on your holiday. Areti pestemal has a woven pattern on one side with its vibrant colours and an extra absorbent terry towel on the other side. There is even a small velcro pocket for your mobile phone or sun lotion.
- 100% cotton
- 37.4"x 69"
- Made in India
- Exclusive to Arkesseia in the US
Caring for your Pestemal
As a general guideline just wash as any other fabric, in 30 degrees with similar colours, just use a shorted wash cycle and less detergent to help the environment. If exposed to oil, soil, and germs; wash your Pestemal in lukewarm water with some laundry detergent - but use less detergent than suggested. Periodically wash by adding a spoon of white vinegar (other colours of vinegar might stain).
Note that since cotton is a natural fibber your new Pestemal may lose some, this will not affect your Pestemal. Avoid using excessive softener while washing because it will make your Pestemal less absorbent. If you need to soften them, use 1 cup of white vinegar every 6 weeks. The reason towels lose their softness is simply because there is soap left in the weave, vinegar helps to remove it.
While tumble drying will make the towel fluffy, do not overdo it. The heat from the dryer can damage the integrity of the cotton fibbers. We recommend using a lower heat setting occasionally or alternate between air and heat drying.
To maximize the absorbency of a towel, add a cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle, about every six weeks, to restore the towel to full absorbency. Run the peshtemals through a regular washing cycle, then repeat washing and add white vinegar instead of soap. The vinegar removes any excess detergent, which can affect the towels’ absorbency.
As all our towels are woven, a pulled loop will not unravel the towel. If you catch the towel, pull it straight and pull a loop, cut off the pulled loop with a pair of scissors.