Why, hello there! I'm Taryn. I feel the need to introduce myself, since I've been living under a rock all these years. A friend recently reached out to me explaining that she was looking at buying a Turkish towel–sometimes called Peshtemal, Hammam or Fouta towels–and wanted to know if I had any opinions on them. Well, no, seeing as I've never used one or even heard of them. If you, like my friend, have questions about these lightweight towels' absorbency and how they hold up over time, here are a few pearls of wisdom from the internet.