Gelin Handwoven Towel
These gorgeous mid-weight Turkish towels are made from a linen/raw-cotton blend and handwoven on traditional 100-year old shuttle looms. Sustainably made in small batches, this towel remains structured while becoming softer and more absorbent with every wash.
We believe in buying less and using more, with our Turkish towels being the greatest representation of this sustainability practice. Our Turkish towels are not only designed to be a functional bath/poolside towel, but are also a perfect breastfeeding cover, sarong over swimwear, tablecloth, light blanket and/or shawl.
Our Handwoven towels are ethically made and hypoallergenic, made of all natural fibers and 35% more economical to wash and dry than your standard towel.
The companion to our handwoven 'Damat' towel, the Gelin is distinguished by its warm coffee colorway with Indigo pin-striping. Hang in a bathroom to add some refined texture and warmth, throw it over a couch or even at the end of the bed as a blanket.
Dimensions: Bath Towel - 78” x 39”, Hand Towel - 40” x 20”
Thread Gauge: Mid-Weight (Slightly thicker than its counterpart DAMAT)
Colorway: Coffee and Grey with Navy pinstriping
Fiber Blend: 100% cotton
Care instructions:Cold-water wash and line dry. Tumble dry on a delicate setting is also fine and will assist in the ‘breaking in’ of your towels. Visit our Product Care page for more information.
Really lovely and more soft from the beginning than some of the others. I haven't identified why yet, but both the hand towel and the bath towel have developed areas of discoloration - patches that are orangey, but sparing the black thread woven through. OB customer service speculated it was something acidic that wasn't strong enough to fade the black threads. Since both towels have been used separately, I'm puzzled by what it would be. I haven't had this issue with any other OB towels, used in the same ways as these, so perhaps just more delicate? It unfortunately does detract a bit from the beauty of the pieces, but not functionality, of course.
Took the time to presoak as directed before first wash and use. LOVE the quality, beautiful and functional. Dries very quickly.
So cozy can’t even bring myself to soak it because I want to wear it every day
I was looking for a breathable fabric blanket for my baby who is quickly outgrowing her muslin receiving blankets, and saw the photo associated with this towel (baby at the beach using it as a blanket) and was sold. The quality of this item is fantastic and the colorway is fabulously versatile. Definitely buying more from OddBird in the future.
Absolutely obsessed with this towel. It’s so versatile and comfortable that I’ve managed to use it every day since getting it. Great as a blanket, shawl, scarf, and of course a towel! So happy I decided to invest in this piece!