Recreated from the 19th century painting by Gerome.
We recreate the unique towels from classical paintings depicting the Turkish baths. The tantalizing 1890 painting by one of the legendary orientalist painters, the grand master Gerome, comes from the most incandescent times of the Orient. The amazing peshtemals weaved based on this special painting depicting a Turkish bath will allure you with the soft sheen of pure natural Turkish cotton.
We crafted the beautiful peshtemals on the painting with the same weaving techniques that were used centuries ago. We use a special thread blend acquired from local growers across Turkish villages that is composed of 12 different kinds of cotton, each carrying different characteristics determined by the climate of the producing region. The inimitable threads we call The Essential Blend give the peshtemals of the Essentials collection incredible softness, marvelous hang and an exceptional feel.