Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Turkish Style Pampering......

We at Botany's Desire are so excited about one of the newest additions to our boutique. We have found the most amazing source for traditional made Turkish towels and bath mats. You know I am always looking out for your best interest when it comes to your personal pampering needs. I know you will just love these and want to take several home with you for yourself and as holiday pampering gifts.


Deep in the mountains of Southern Turkey there is a small village nestled under snow capped peaks. In this mountain hamlet called Babadag, lived and worked many of the master weavers of Turkish carpets. Legend has it that sometime during the 15th Century, one of these craftsmen decided to try weaving towels in the same manner that he wove rugs. Previous to this, all towels in the world were flat woven and had no loops. This weaver thought that the same loops that were used in carpet weaving would make a better towel and in fact the addition of loops to the towel did make it absorb water much faster. And thus the Turkish towel was born and became the world’s standard.

As the towel weaving business in Turkey grew and became world famous, these descendants of the village of Babadag became the best quality towel producers in the world.

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