Who Are The Artisans?
From Left to Right: Süzan, Özcan, Durmuş, Sezai, Osman, Remzi.
These 6 artisans are the ones who loomed your pestemal. Osman himself has more than 45 years experience hand-looming towels.
How The Pestemal Are Made
When comparing materials of higher end pestemal towels, we learned that ring spun cotton makes all the difference in the quality. Many towels are made from the scraps of plants like ours. These are shipped in locally, directly from Denizli.
Take a closer look at one of the pestemals being loomed below. It literally gets added on layer by layer.
Meet Remzi! He’s one of our artisans who showed us all the steps to making a pestemal towel.
Thirdly, our artisans spend ~20-25 minutes per towel to roll the tassels in the towels. It takes about 23 minutes to braid a single towel.
On the left you can see it unbraided. The right shows a braided tassle.
Lastly, Tansu & Sebahat do a thorough check of each towel to ensure it meets standards. Here, Tansu inspects the towels.
And, of course, the towels have to be presentable! Here Sebahat irons the towels and gets them ready for sending out.
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