The ANEMONE Turkish towel is woven by local artisans in Turkey using 85% cotton and 15% linen threads, following the authentic traditional technique.ANEMONE towels measure 80×40 inches excluding the tassels.Turkish towels (or peshtemals) have been used for centuries in hammams, the traditional Turkish baths, where bathing is a slow, relaxing ritual rather than a quick, daily need. The art of hand-weaving Turkish towels has evolved over the years to make the perfect hammam companion; Turkish towelsare very absorbent,are lightweight and easy to carry,dry quickly even in humid environments and always smell freshare naturally made and stylish,are perfect for everyday use.ANEMONE can also be used as a shawl, a scarf, a throw or a blanket.Since it is compact and dries very quickly you can bring your towel to the beach, the pool, the spa, your yoga class. Derya Aguday and Fotis Merakos grew up surrounded by the traditional art of the Mediterranean, keeping warm under handwoven blankets, eating meals at handcrafted tables and with embroidered table linens made by their grandparents. With a deep appreciation for handmade traditions, they founded Anatoli after moving to Brooklyn, NY. Derya and Fotis spent months traveling around the villages and towns of Turkey to find the most authentic local artisan family producers with high-quality, eco-friendly and ethical production practices. Anatoli is proud to bring centuries-old authenticity from the hands of master craftspeople across Turkey to conscious consumers in the US and around the world.