Black Efe Peshtemal
These peshtemals are by Lüks who work with master wavers and family ateliers in the historical textile heartlands of Denizli and Hatay in Turkey. The peshtemal is a traditional piece of cloth that has many uses. It can be worn as a scarf or wrap, used as a throw on the back of a sofa or is particularly useful as a lightweight towel. I always take a peshtemal on a summer holiday where it is the perfect towel – it dries quickly takes up very little space or weight in a travel bag and can be used to separate worn laundry and clean for the journey back home and can also be worn around the waist.
These peshtemals are traditionally loomed and the fringing is all finished by hand.
We advise that they are washed before use – they are machine washable at 30 degrees and we recommend air drying instead of tumble drying. If you don’t like a slightly crumpled fabric they can be ironed on a high heat. The peshtemal will get softer and softer with use and laundering – the washing process releases natural starch from the cotton fabric and relaxes the yarn.
This peshetemal has a stripe design in black and white with a broad band of the darker section at the ends of the peshtemal. The stripe is not a solid black colour and the warp or weft of white (i forget which is which!) can be seen running through it.
Fabric: 100% Cotton
180cm x 100cm