Our Arzu range are one of our heavier weave peshtemals. Made from premium 100% Turkish cotton using a traditional flat-woven diamond design. The bold diamond design peshtemal has been an indispensable part of the traditional and historic Turkish bathing experience for centuries. Our Arzu range comes in an array of beautiful colours from vibrant red, turquoise and purple to soft tones of teal, grey, toffee and oatmeal.
Woven by artisans on semi-automatic looms, each tassel is carefully knotted by hand. Peshtemals or hammam towels as they are known in Turkey, are great for the home or holidays. Arzu is super absorbent, quick drying and easy to pack, they are perfect for travelling, the beach or the gym. The beautifully soft cotton and range of colours also makes it a perfect baby blanket or a wrap or shawl for those cold winter days. It’s even big enough to use as a throw for your sofa.
So, what makes our Arzu Peshtemals so special?
In the early stages of developing Pazaar, we visited Buldan to meet with the peshtemal weavers we would be working with. Buldan is a town and a district of Denizli Province in the inner Aegean Region of Turkey. Historically, the town has been a very important centre of Turkey's textile industry, where many generations of families made peshtemals in their own style, a tradition that continues to this day.
The Turkish cotton they use for weaving our Arzu peshtemals is a long fibre cotton grown in the Aegean Region. It has extra long fibres which means that when the yarn is spun, there are fewer joins. This results in stronger and smoother threads. The joy of Turkish cotton is that it becomes even softer, fluffier and more absorbent with successive washings, making it perfect for our Buldan weavers to craft peshtemals like our Arzu range.
100% Turkish Cotton
180cm x 100cm
Woven on semi-automatic looms
As each product is individually made, colour and size may vary slightly.
Quick drying, lightweight and compact, making it excellent for storage and travel
Suitable for indoor or outdoor use
Looking after me …
- Wash before you use for the first time
- Wash with similar colours at 30º
- Do not dry clean
Go to our Care Guide here for more tips and advice about looking after your Turkish Towel
We think our Arzu peshtemal are great for...
- The beach
- Bath towel
- The gym
- Picnic rug
- Caravan holidays
- Baby blanket
- Scarf, shawl and wrap
- Sofa throw
- Table runner
- Wall hanging
- Wedding, birthday or new baby arrival gift
Because our Turkish towels are hand woven you may occasionally find tiny thread pulls and knots in the fabric. This is because during the weaving process threads sometimes catch in the loom and the weavers simply snip the loop and then either push the loose threads back into the weave or knot them up. At Pazaar we think this all adds to the character and uniqueness of each of our peshtemal….no one peshtemal is the same as the other. We endeavour to check all our products before we send them out to customers, but very occasionally a little knot or pulled thread will slip by us. If this happens and you want to return or exchange your peshtemal this is absolutely fine. Please read through the Pazaar Returns Guidance here and we will be more than happy to exchange your peshtemal.