Hamam Towel – Saray Pareo
We use these hamam towels during our own Caminos: they make really beautiful pareos in the evening, which is a very welcome alternative to the daily hiking pants! The perfect light-weight and double-role features if you want to carry as less as possible in your backpack on your way to Santiago!
In Turkey and other countries known for their hamam culture, supple, thin and hand-woven towels are commonly used in the hamam (bath house). These hamam towels, known as ‘fouta’ in French, are very practical because of their large size and light material. It is easy to wrap yourself in these hamam towels.
These beautifully striped hamam towels have been made of hydrofoil cotton and so they absorb moist easily. These lightweight towels are ideal as beach towel, travel towel, or to bring along to the boat, swimming pool, sports club or sauna, because they are large and yet light in weight (just 220 gram). Hamam towels dry quickly and are easy to wash. So, an ideal towel to pack in your suitcase, rucksack or beach bag. Good to use on a sun bed, easy to fold.
This beautiful striped Saray hamam towel is inspired by traditional hamam towels but a much better quality than the originals. The Saray hamam towel is made of 50% cotton and 50% viscose and the structure is more open compared to our other hamam towels. The fabric is very soft and smooth after washing. It’s a nice-looking cloth and dries well. Also very suitable as a pareo, wrap cloth, as a small tablecloth, for children and lovely as shawl if the weather is colder than you expected.
Cleaning your hamam towel
Pull the knots of the fringes of the hamam towel before washing (the first time only).
Before first use, put the hamam towel in COLD water for about 12 hours (if possible, not necessary). This will make the fibers stronger and the absorption better. It also reduces shrinkage. Then wash it at 40 degrees.
Wash your hamam towels with similar colors. Hamam towels can be washed at 60 degrees and can be tumbled dry.
The use of fabric softener can make hamam towels less absorbent. So do not use fabric softener or use as little as possible.
We advise not to iron the hamam towels, as it will close the fibers which makes it less absorbent.
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