Hand-knotted and loomed in Tunisia from 100% organic cotton, these iconic towels are small folding, quick drying, easy washing, practically indestructible, generously sized, and effortlessly stylish. Damask herringbone weave is extra absorbent. While these are marvelous at home, a Turkish-style towel does everything you want done well on a wander. The obvious: a towel. For swimming and showering, for deeply spiritual experiences bathing in strange, beautiful claw-foot tubs, bubbling natural hot springs, and weird heart-shaped-motel-en-suites alike. But it also does the miraculous: riverside picnic blanket, privacy screen in populous campground, extra layer under a sleeping bag on bumpy ground/over it on chilly nights, seaside sarong, train pillow, laundry bindle, shoulder shawl for goosebumps during full moon dinner parties that stretch into the shivery hours, modesty covering upon entering sacred spaces—from Koutoubia to the Hoh Rain Forest, humidity shield for blown out hair in big city rainstorms, headwrap for smalltown apres-shower cocktail parties. Tablecloth, shade sail, changing table, babe fort. What can't it do?
These rough-and-tumble towels are suitable for machine washing (cold with mild detergent, please) and tumble drying. In fact, the super soft cotton gets even more absorbent with every wash. Because of the weave we recommend keeping them separate from hook-and-eye closures and open zippers in the machines to avoid snags.