Our Pagos Peshtemal is the perfect blend of boho chic and functionality. Lightweight, gauzy, and woven with hand drawn pattern, it is available in four neutral colorways that will go with any outfit or home decor. As with all of our peshtemals, use the Pagos however you like - beach or bath towel, throw, scarf, shawl...the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. The Pagos is a double-layered peshtemal, and with the pattern colors fully reversed on the other side. Just throw one in your bag and you will be ready for anything!
Size: 37 x 67 inches (approximate)
Weight 11 ounces
Made from 100% hand-loomed Turkish cotton in the inner Aegean region of Denizli. We have carefully sourced our Turkish textiles to ensure that the manufacturing process supports small, family-run businesses. Please embrace any variations in size or weaving as a unique quality of your handmade piece.
Learn more about our Turkish textiles here.
Mount Pagos is the site of the castle of Alexander the Great in Smyrna, which is in modern day Izmir, Turkey. It is said that he facilitated the move of Old Smyrna (which is said to be the birthplace of Homer) from the seaside to a mountaintop for strategic reasons. Today, the site is a museum and has sweeping views of the city below it and Aegean Sea beyond. It is not difficult to imagine how a flourishing city functioned on the slopes of this mountain.
The design for Pagos was hand-drawn by our founder, with inspiration from her surroundings as a young girl growing up in Izmir.