Sunday, June 12, 2011

Turkish Towels - hand loomed!

Canadian Jennifer Gaudet is doing her best to foster the traditional hand loomed Turkish towel.   She works with the remaining families doing this beautiful hand work and has a shop in the Sultanahmet section of Istanbul with their results.  The shop can be found in the Arasta Bazaar - look for the Canadian flag in the window.   The Arasta Bazaar is by the Mosaic Museum.

The shop's name is "Jennifer's Hamam" - the haman being the traditional Turkish bath.  The towels are both the looped towels, ...
as well as the flat weave towels called pestamel.  All towels are made of organic fibers and processed using organic materials and methods to get to the finished product.
A visit to Jennifer's Hamam is an educational, as well as a shopping experience, supporting the few families with the knowledge and skills to make these lovely hand loomed pieces. has more information and pictures of the towels, the looms and the processes. 

1 comment:

  1. Dear Amy,
    I and especially the weavers would like to thank you for your support of this dying art and assisting us in getting the word out to the world! Your support and patronage is appreciated more than you'll ever know!!
    All the best,
    Jennifer's Hamam