In my household we have always used regular, every day cloth or terrycloth towels. I really didn't there were any other kind of bath or beach towels until I had the opportunity to try a Turkish Towel. I was very interested and couldn't wait to see the difference.
Wow! What a difference! This Turkish Towel, referred to a Pestemal or Peshtamal (pesh-te-mahl) is an authentic Turkish Towel. It's flat-woven 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. Pestamal are used as towels, decorative throws and packable travel towels among other things. Well, I was certainly impressed. Even though this towel is very thin and lightweight, it is definitely absorbent. The Turkish Towel also dries pretty fast and is one that can be taken anywhere, such as the beach or pool since it folds up much smaller than a regular towel. This towel is made well and made to last!