Turkish antique Hammam Pestemal towel (203 x 111cm)

£ 810.00

203 x 111cm // 6ft 8" x 3ft 8"

Photographs do not do justice to this this part silk textile towel ' Pestemal ' or ' Peshtemal ' as it is probably more correctly pronounced in Turkish. A fascinating detail is the Ottoman customs seal which is more often seen on Greek Island objects. This is designed to be be a prestigeous adornment for relaxing after the bath rather than for some utilitarian pupose.

Purchased in Bursa ( Western Turkey ) and very likely made there.

• 19th cent

Ref # 16501


Collections: Collectables, Textiles