The Yali Story

Yali is a small boutique located in the charming village of Stonington, CT.

Our aim is to bring unique and beautiful bath and home textiles from Turkey to you. Our physical shop carries a wide selection of various textiles and tabletop items from Turkey as well as Morocco and India, whilst our online presence currently carries product from Turkey.

We are thrilled to be working with the few remaining families in Turkey who use old style shuttle looms and manufacture their Turkish loopy towels and pestemals by hand from GOTS certified organic cotton. A pestemal is a flat woven towel originally used in the Turkish Hamams or Baths, and has various uses in addition to acting as a towel! We always travel with one (used to sit on, cover up with as a shawl if too chilly or sunny) and they are even used as sarongs or tablecloths. Great for boating (they are lightweight and dry quickly), the gym or the beach. They are each a work of art in their own right.

Textiles are tactile items so we invite you to visit us in person to view the collections!