The PERFECT addition to your OBXOXO Welcome gifts! These towels are also known as peshtemal bath towels, foutas, pestemals, and hammams. Turkish Cotton is a premium cotton known for it’s extra long fibers. ... Because of this unique material, Turkish towels are known to become even softer, fluffier, and more absorbent with successive washings. In fact you are advised to wash your towel before first use! Turkish towels are known to be the first iteration of a towel, how neat is that! Being handmade each is unique piece of artisan craftsmanship and are also quite versatile! These lovely pieces of handmade goodness can be used as a beach towel, a sarong, scarf, travel blanket, a throw to brighten up any room, table cover, you name it!