WHAT IS PESTEMAL?
A pestemal or peshtamal (pesh-te-mahl) is an
authentic flat woven Turkish towel with a hand-tied fringe, generally
made with Turkish cotton. Pestemal are colorful, fast drying, absorbent
and an essential element of the Turkish bath experience. Pestemal are
used as towels, decorative throws and packable travel towels.
The reasons a Turkish pestemal is special, and different from the towels you are used are:
1) It’s made with high quality Turkish cotton, which is known for being great for textiles such as towels. This is because Turkish cotton is not too soft and plushy, and won’t absorb too much water.
Turkish cotton gives certain characteristics to the Pestemal, such as:
- The Turkish Cotton Sheen – Cheap lower quality imitators often try to copy the Turkish Pestemal, but end up with a product that feels different, just because they don’t use real Turkish cotton. After you see a real pestemal, you’ll know what we’re taking about.
- Fast Drying – Because Turkish cotton isn’t TOO
absorbent, Turkish Pestemal ends up being fast drying and pushes water
off of your skin, instead of just soaking it in and becoming a big ball
2) It’s compact & packable – The pestemal is
handwoven in looms in such a way that is very lightweight and easy to
pack. This means that it is a lot more compact than a regular towel.
3) It’s cultural – Buying a pestemal gives you the expectation of getting a great Turkish towel — and you will certainly get satisfied!
WHAT ARE PESTEMAL FOR?
A pestemal has many uses in and around the home. Depending on the width
and the number of layers, a pestemal towel can be used as blanket,
throw, table covering or beach towel.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PESTEMAL, TURKISH TOWEL, PESHTAMAL, FOUTA TOWEL, HAMMAM TOWEL, ETC?..
If you google around for PESTEMAL, you’ll unvariably end up seeing a lot of confusing terms.
Pestemal is the anglicized spelling of the Turkish word peştemal –
which is the word to for this traditional towel. Some people spell
pestemal like the Turkishword minus the “s” and others spell it the way
pestemal is pronounced. So Peshtamal is also a common spelling.
You can also check our other Hammam products and original Turkish products.
HOW DOES YOUR DELIVERY SERVICE WORK?
All the orders are shipped from Turkey via DHL WORLDWIDE EXPRESS.
We are happy to work with a well known shipping company and that our customers recieve their orders in only few days.
DO YOU SHIP WORLDWIDE?
Yes, we ship worldwide.
DO YOU SHIP EXPRESS?
All the orders that you purchase from www.grandturkishbazaar.com are shipped by Express Shipping without charging extra express shipping fee.
WHAT ARE THE ESTIMATE DELIVERY TIMES AFTER THE SHIPMENT?
- UK: 2-3 days
- Europe: 2-3 days
- U.S. /Canada: 2-4 days
- South America: 2-5 days
- Rest of the World: 2-5 days
WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING FEES?
Shipping fee changes depending on your orders' weight and the distance of your country.
We calculate your shipping fee automaticly and inform you about the price at checkout page.
DO YOU PROVIDE TRACKING NUMBER?
Yes, each order is shipped by DHL Express and we will inform your Tracking Number immediately after your order is shipped.
CAN I CANCEL MY ORDER?
You can cancel your order in 24 hours. We are not able to cancel or change your order once it is shipped.
If you would like to return your order please see our return policy.
CAN I CHANGE MY DELIVERY ADRESS AFTER I ORDERED?
We are unable to cancel or change any part of your order including the delivery address or payment method once your order is complete.
Shipping charges will be added to your order and displayed in the total cost of your order.
Shipping rates are not inclusive import fees that could be charged when the package reaches your destination country.
During 'Free Shipping' your order will be shipped without a shipping fee.
TAXES AND DUTIES
All applicable custom fees, taxes and duties are the sole responsibility of the customer.
Custom authorities require that we state the value of your order directly on your package.
It is at the sole discretion of custom agents to release your package.
Note: We can not gurantee to avoid holding of your items at customs . If tax is charged, buyer are obliged to pay it.
We don't take responsibility for any customs duties.
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