A Turkish towel is a fine thing.
I discovered them hunting for “all cotton towels”–which as you can imagine we use a good number of, and replace pretty frequently. (They get washed a lot).
Up popped Turkish Towel.
And now we have some.
Until recently, I didn’t know that a Turkish towel is a cotton or linen flat weave (no loops like terry) cloth that is soft, very absorbent and quick drying. I found some on Amazon and some on Etsy.
Nervous at first about having things shipped from Turkey I was hesitant to go to the source with Etsy.
But after a while I got over it, lured by the deep colored ones above. I found a very nice and communicative Turkish shop who in due time (about a week) shipped me the best ones I have come across.
Here they are.
All the towels are nice, and all are cotton and/or a linen blend, but these are thicker, came out of the bag smelling faintly (and nicely) of goat rather than petroleum. I wash everything anyway, but there was no doubt in my mind that a bit of goat was a lot better for the weaver–and there is no doubt these are hand woven–than whatever else was being applied.
They are excellent for drying yourself after a bath, wrap and dry hair very effectively. They are also easier on energy as they dry very well on their own, can be line dried without getting crunchy, and take less both washer and dryer space if you use the machines.
Never mind, in use they add a certain flair to the user–better illustrated than described.
A nameless Turk modelling in his natural environment. . .