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