Our Ilios Peshtemal is the ultimate in versatility. Lightweight, gauzy, and woven with a gorgeous geometric tribal pattern, it can be used as whatever you like - beach or bath towel, throw, scarf, shawl...the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. The Ilios 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!
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.
Weight 11 ounces
Located in Northwestern Turkey, Ilios is one of the ancient names for Troy. Due to its proximity to the Aegean and Marmara Seas, as well as the Bosphorus strait, Ilios was in a key location for both military and trade. Ilios is thought to be the city referenced by Homer in The Iliad and also The Odyssey, entrenching it in literary history as well. Today, Troy is not as well preserved as other historic sites in Anatolia, but there is still some exploration possible.