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They are fantastic! But what are Hammam towels?

They are fantastic! But what are Hammam towels?

The rich history of the hammam towel (or pestemal or fouta) goes back hundreds of years, to a time when the bathhouses (hammams) of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries were the places to go - similar to a steam room or sauna, they were used as places to socialise as well as somewhere to get clean. A hammam towel was used as a wrap around the body while using these public baths.  From their traditional origins, hammam towels have now made their way to pools, beaches, gyms and picnic baskets, and have become very popular as a practical alternative to a 'towelling'...

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