Peshtemal - Turn and Take | Returning to Roots

Mesele

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Peshtemal - Turn and Take | Returning to Roots

Use at the pool, in the bath, at the beach, in the sauna or Turkish bath, during sports, or at the Spa.

  

ABOUT SYMBOL   

A Matter of Learning in Africa

The Akan tribe, who live on the shores of Western Africa, have a system of symbols which they call Adinkra, one of which is called ‘Sankofa’. This symbolizes the proverb ‘There is no shame in returning to the past in order to remember what is forgotten’. The Akan philosophy believes that the future will be built on the values of the past, which symbolizes their deep respect for their roots and their past.

It is a Matter of… Without the past, there is no history. The real question is when returning to the past, are we taking with us three items from our past or from our future? We are asking in order to find the answers.

Gifting Reasons

This is the perfect gift for when you want to say “Thank you!” to those in your life with whom you share a deep bond with, for family members or old friends who have left a deep imprint on you, or for those who have taught you something important in life. When you think of a “Teacher's Day gift, Mother's Day gift, Father's Day gift, family member gift, old friend gift, New Year's gift, birthday gift'' this is the first thing that comes to mind.

It would take 6-7 working days for delivery.

  • Size 100 cm x 170 cm, without fringe
  • Color Off-white
  • Material 50% cotton, 50% linen
  • Care Hand washing with soap is recommended.
  • Region Denizli
  • Our peshtemals are made from the finest quality locally produced linen and cotton, and are woven using traditional methods. The symbols have been embroidered using traditional flannel fabrics and natural yarns.
  • Highly absorbent.
  • Lightweight.
  • Takes up little space.
  • Fast-drying.
  • Ideal for babies.

Actually, there are many high-quality products made in our country…
Actually, there are so many crafts we have forgotten about…
Actually, maybe the newest does not mean the best…
Actually, even if people may seem very different, they have very similar needs…
Actually, everybody feels the need to express themselves somehow…

And so this is why we have Mesele!

A PERSONAL MATTER
I believe that to be successful, you need to find a matter that you believe in. For the past 20 years I have seen Turkey export, its wealth to the rest of the world in the form of its quality raw materials, which have been more appreciated abroad than in our own country, a fact which has always saddened me. My personal matter has been to take our cultural richness, along with our high quality and original materials, and combine them with traditional methods practised for thousands of years and gives better results even than today’s technology to create a new brand.

A UNIVERSAL MATTER
The need to express ourselves and to attribute meaning to objects is an integral part of our existence. It is for this reason that the first humans drew paintings on cave walls. It is for this reason that Anatolian Kilims have used the same symbols for the past four thousand years. It is for this reason that all natives and tribes, from the Aborigines to the Vikings, that every civilization has its own unique symbols. Irrespective of geography, race or language, symbols represent mankind’s need to express itself. The forms have changed, but not our needs; perhaps this is a reminder of how similar to each other we really are...

A MATTER OF SUSTAINABILITY
We consume. Without a break, without thinking, even while we are breathing, we are always consuming. We consume believing that everything has been created for us. Do you believe that we can at least start consuming without destroying? We are trying to keep alive traditional fabrics and objects, and the traditional methods from our ancestors, along with crafts and the craftsmanship. Yes, the days are now much shorter, and time moves much faster. But this has also increased the value of owning something special. So what do you say, instead of just going with the flow, why not try changing the times?

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