Turkish antique Hammam Pestemal towel (203 x 111cm)


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203 x 111 cm  //  6ft 8" x 3ft 8"

This part silk textile towel 'Pestemal' or 'Peshtemal' as it is probably more correctly pronounced in Turkish, has a fascinating detail of 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

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