Organic Turkish Pestemal
Step back into a time where quality, natural & organic were not choices, they just were. This is a time where craftsmanship and the work of a true artisan was appreciated.
At Jennifer's Hamam, we work with some of the last families and individuals that still have a weaving tradition in Turkey. All the textiles we sell are woven on old-style-shuttled looms using natural materials such as GOTS certified organic cotton, linen and silk. All fibers used are Turkish and all the artisans are Turkish, weaving in Turkey.
Just 30 short years ago, weaving villages around Turkey were chocker-block full of many old-style shuttled looms. Even in Istanbul, looms making the famous looped Turkish towels (plush terry towels) could be found.
Most of these people between then and now have moved on or gone bankrupt and lost their livelihoods in weaving. Where these people went and what they are doing now, we do not know because sadly, we never had the chance to meet them.
The remaining artisans can be found in a few villages scattered from the south to the southeast of Turkey. Jennifer's Hamam works with these artisans directly to create beautiful woven towels, pestamel, kese, robes, bedcovers, table & bed linens in a quality that you can no longer find in the world. Our designs are unique and most are limited edition.
Come explore, learn and enjoy your journey with us into a quality from the past!!