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Story of Peshtemal

Homer in the Odyssey described the nymph Calypso, who kept Odysseus prisoner until the gods commanded her to let him return home to Ithaca, as a weaver who sang at her loom.The Circe from the same literary work also sang as she weaved.


Women did the weaving in ancient Greece. The Greek historian Herodotus who visited Egypt in the mid-fifth century b.c.e. noticed that in Egypt men worked at looms, and he remarked on the difference between Egyptian and Greek custom. In Greece, the housewife was in charge of weaving cloth for the household. The Greek historian Xenophon commented on the importance of the wifely duty of weaving in his treatise on household management, "Oeconomicus". In that work, he described a dialogue between his mentor, Socrates, and the wise Athenian "Ischomachus", during which Ischomachus highlighted the importance of his young wife being the preeminent weaver in the household. Not all weaving was done in the home, however. Fine fabrics in particular required professional weaving, and specialty firms existed in classical Athens as early as the later fifth century b.c.e. There is evidence of an establishment that specialized in the chlamys (a short cloak) and another whose specialty was the chlanis, which was a cloak for the upper body like the chlaina, but made of finer fabric. In Italy, the fine white woolen cloth produced in the north, in the Po Valley, called for skillful weaving, and factories established there used highly trained slaves for the weaving. From the first century c.e. well-to-do women had more to do with their spare time than to stand at the loom working alongside their female slaves, though the empress Livia, the third and last wife of Augustus, tried to set an example of the antique womanly virtue that her husband promoted by working at the loom. In the towns and cities of the Roman Empire in the Augustan Age, however, there were already shops that sold ready-made clothes both for freemen and slaves.


Cotton was an imported fabric. It first appeared in India, where it has turned up on archaeological sites in the Indus River valley, dating to the early second millennium b.c.e. By the Hellenistic period, from the third to first centuries b.c.e., it had spread to Upper Egypt, Nubia, and Ethiopia, evidently following the trade route between east Africa and India. Greek and Roman authors seemed to think that cotton was grown on trees; the Roman poet Vergil in his Georgics, for instance, refers to the cotton trees of Nubia. Very likely this was not a mistake as many modern scholars believe. Cotton nowadays is grown on a bush with the botanical name Gossipium herbaceum, but there is also a cotton tree, Gossipium arboretum, and quite possibly it was the source of the cotton fiber that the Greeks and Romans knew.


Peshtemal is a woven cloth that used to cover the body , or wrapped from the waist to prevent contamination of clothes while working. 

A peshtemal or long (also spelled peshtamal, pestamal or pestemal; from Persian~ Fa pustmal پشت مال back towel § Fa pust پشت back + Fa mal مال cleaning) is a traditional towel used in baths. A staple of Persian and Ottoman hammam culture, dating back hundreds of years, the pestemal was originally designed to help individual bathers maintain their privacy. In addition to being highly absorbent, pestemals dry faster than thicker towels. It is also used to indicate which region people are from. There are many kinds of peshtemal, with different styles and colors in different areas of Turkey and Iran. The peshtemal absorbs water as fast as a terry cloth towel, dries more quickly, takes up less space, is easy to carry and is therefore used as an alternative in bathrooms, pools, spas, beaches, sports facilities, and for baby care. The peshtemal fabric is made of 100% cotton produced on manually operated looms in modern Turkey, historically in Antioch.

On the other hand, there are Fouta with similar uses and structure of peshtemal from the south of the Mediterranean. The fouta (also spelled futa) is a piece of thin patterned cotton or linen fabric of Tunisian origin used in many Mediterranean countries and Yemen.Among other uses, they were worn, by both men and women, wrapped around the body while at the public baths in 19th-century Syria.In Algeria, conservative women wore the fouta draped over their sarouel garment.Similarly, in some parts of southern Saudi Arabia, men would wear the fouta as a loincloth beneath their thawb robes, or just by itself while relaxing at home.Foutas are widely used today in the occidental world as Turkish bath towels (hammam towels) or even beach towels.

Mythology Collection

Cotton and weaving is a special product of the Mediterranean region since starting point of civizilation . That's why ibuco created the greek mythology collection. We wish you to enjoy while using our special products.