Hand Loomed Pestemals October 26 2015
All of our pestemals are hand loomed by seven families in Turkey. Buying one of our towels is helping to save a dying craft. They are made by craftspeople who are artists and not by big machines in China. There are many machine made pestemals available in stores and online that look fine in photos but when you touch them, you can easily tell the difference between our organic cotton, hand loomed towels and those that were mass produced. Our patterns continue to change based on the colors of yarn and desires and skills of the craftspeople. With each year that passes, our craftspeople are discovering new ways to use their looms to produce a multitude of patterns and styles. e.g. flat weaves, loops on one side, double sided flat weaves. Here is a picture of one of the looms used to produce our beautiful soft pestemals.