In a world dominated by mass production and automation, there is a certain allure and appreciation for products that are crafted with intense skill and care. Hand-loomed Turkish towels embody this artistry, combining traditional thousand year old techniques with meticulous craftsmanship to create a textile that can be described as nothing short of exquisite and luxurious. Join us on a journey to discover the incredible process behind the creation of hand-loomed towels, where time-honoured traditions meet contemporary elegance.
The foundation of any exceptional towel lies in the selection of high-quality materials. Our Artisan partner scour the Turkish landscape for only the highest possible quality, with their hand-loomed towels comprising of only natural fibres like organic cotton and linen. These fibres offer superior absorbency, durability and a luxurious feel against the skin. Careful attention is paid to sourcing the finest raw materials, ensuring that only the best fibres are used in the weaving process.
Before our weaving process begins, the chosen fibres undergo careful preparation. They are cleaned, spun, and dyed to achieve vibrant and long-lasting colours. The yarn is then wound onto bobbins or shuttles, ready to be transformed into beautiful hand-loomed Turkish loop bath towels or tea towels.
Our weavers begin the intricate process of weaving by passing the weft threads over and under the warp threads, creating a tight and structured fabric. Depending on the desired pattern or design, the weavers may use different colours, textures or thicknesses of yarn. This manual process requires focus and precision, as each thread must be carefully placed to ensure a consistent and even weave and can take up to 8 hours to prepare the loom.
Handloomed towels undergo stringent quality control measures to ensure that they meet the highest standards. Skilled artisans inspect each towel individually, checking for any imperfections or irregularities in the weave. This meticulous attention to detail guarantees that only the finest towels make their way to our store, reflecting the pride and dedication of the craftsmen and women behind these pieces.
Turkish hand-loomed towels embody the rich tradition of craftsmanship and attention to detail across Turkey that has existed for thousands of years. Each towel is a testament to the artistry and skill of the weaver, capturing the essence of time-honoured techniques while offering more than a touch of luxury and elegance. Our partners work in a fair trade environment and by choosing Turkish hand-loomed towels, we not only support sustainable and ethical practices but also become the proud owners of unique, heirloom-quality textiles. Let us embrace and celebrate the beauty of Turkish hand-loomed towels, where age-old traditions are preserved and cherished in a world dominated by mass production.