Harriet Bell alerted us to a great find: cotton Turkish towels (we love testamonials from people we trust). She wrote:
I bought two of these about six weeks ago and I’m going to buy more. They are great bath towels, lightweight and wash/dry beautifully. No more terrycloth for me.
No wrinkles. They are incredibly absorbent. Take up little space. I bought red and white ones and the colors have stayed, too! So far we’ve just used them as bath towels, but they’d be great to take a nap on in Central Park or take to the beach. Even use as a wrap/shawl! Our terrycloth towels are lonely in the linen closet.
We imagine they’d make a great sarong, table cloth, curtain…
Harriet found hers at Joss & Main, a time-limited members-only sale sight where they’ve sold like hotcakes. The sale is over so we hunted around for anothe source, and think we’ve found them at Indigo Traders, and at the Turkish Towel Store, where they come in a wide array, from neutrals to vivid colors. They’re called Peshtemal towels; here’s a great overview.
The dilemma: how to choose…
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