Peshtemals; the ageless lines of classic
Pestemal is a woven cloth that used to cover the body in hammam or bath, or wrapped from the waist to prevent contamination of clothes while working. At the same time, peshtemal is the traditional Turkish towel. Peshtemal has reached to the present from the historic Turkish hammam era. Turkish towel has a history of nearly six hundred years in Anatolia. In some cultures almost the same products have different names like sarong, kikoy, kangas, shukas or fouta. Sarong or sarung is a given name in Asia. Kikoy or kikoi is using in East Africa. Kangas or kanga is the same which is using in Afrika. Shukas is using in Africa. Fouta is generaly used in the Mediterranean region. Finally the same tradition have different names upon regions.