The elegant peshtemal, the first piece from our The Essentials collection that goes back to the roots of the art of bath towel weaving, is from the 1862 painting Le Bain Turc by Ingres. For centuries the Turkish baths have been spaces where people get together to socialize, entertain and hold special celebrations. The painting by Ingres depicts a celebration in a Turkish bath at the Ottoman Palace. The famous painting has become the symbol of orientalism and has made a notable impression by the nudity and eroticism it contains. This elegant peshtemal of pure organic Turkish cotton will enamor you with its heavenly softness.
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.
Peshtemal towels were always favored across the world as they are now. Spreading to the world from the Turkish bath, the weaved bath peshtemals were the favorite of European bourgeois women during the 19th century. We came across this one on Après Le Bain by Renoir and fell in love at first sight. The elegant peshtemal we weaved based on the Renoir painting mesmerizingly captivating the natural beauty of the female form will enchant you with the softness pure natural Turkish cotton.