Every Boxed Room contains a throw blanket known as a pestemal, a handwoven cotton towel traditionally used in hamams, or bathhouses, of Turkey. These blankets are a versatile accent in any room; just throw it over your bed, desk chair, or couch for an extra splash of color. We love pestemals as blankets because they are light and breathable, but still keep you warm.
In ancient Turkish tradition, Sultans of the Ottoman empire wore pestemals and newlyweds gifted them to each other as part of a bath set. Nowadays, Turkish towels can be used as a throw blanket, wrapped around your neck as a scarf, or brought with you to the beach.
Our selection of Turkish towels:
Turkish towel uses: