Elmaş Peshtemal

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Elmaş Peshtemal

This is our Elmaş Turkish towel. Elmaş, (pronounced Elmash), means diamond in Turkish. Made from 100% cotton with a soft textured diamond weave. Woven by artisans on traditional wooden looms, each tassel is carefully twisted and knotted by hand. Peshtemals or hammam towels as they are known in Turkey, are great for the home or holidays. Elmaş is super absorbent, quick drying, lightweight and easy to pack, they are perfect for travelling, the beach or the gym. The beautifully soft cotton also makes it a perfect baby blanket or a wrap/shawl for those cold winter days. It’s even big enough to use as a throw for your sofa. 


So how do we use our Elmaş peshtemal?

A few years ago, my Elmaş peshtemal came into my life…. my very first Turkish Towel purchase. It’s now an old and much-loved friend, beautifully soft from years of washing, perfect for bath time, shower time or taking to my weekly yoga and gym classes. One day I’m sure it will need replacing, but for now it’s endearing aging qualities make it my favourite towel. 



100% Turkish Cotton



95cm x 180cm  



Hand loomed -  each product is individually made, colour and size may vary

Machine Washable 

Quick drying, lightweight and compact, making it excellent for storage and travel

Suitable for indoor or outdoor use


Please look after me...

  • Wash before you use for the first time 

  • Wash with similar colours at 30º

  • Do not dry clean


Take a look at our Care Guide here for more tips and advice about looking after your Turkish Towel


We think our Elmaş peshtemal are perfect for...

  • Swimming                                    

  • Bath towel                    

  • Yoga                           

  • The gym                      

  • Travelling                    

  • Camping                    

  • Picnic rug 

  • Caravan holidays

  • The beach

  • Baby blanket

  • Scarf, shawl and wrap

  • Sarong

  • Sofa throw

  • Table runner

  • Wall hanging

  • Wedding, birthday or new baby arrival gift 


Important information 

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.