The flat-woven Checkmate Turkish Towel is a modern take on a classic pattern, loomed in the soft and cozy Reversible Teema Weave that you know and love.
- 70" x 38" (Bath Sheet Size)
- Made in Turkey
- Made from 100% Organic Turkish cotton
- OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certified
- SMETA Sedex Certified
- Absorbent + Fast-drying
- Becomes more absorbent with use/wash
- Versatile + Multi-Use
- Flat Woven + Portable
Woven on an Automatic Dobby Loom, the Essential Weave is the first weave, the OG, and the ultimate classic. Most similar to the original Turkish Towels (peshtemals) invented in the 17th century, the Essential Weave is lightweight, sleek, and durable. It's yarn dyed so color will remain consistent throughout years of use, and it has 30 yarns per centimeter which is our tightest weave, for a smooth and crisp feel. At 190 GSM, the Essential Weave is the lightest of our weaves in terms of weight/thickness, but not without purpose! The lighter weave means its the fastest drying weave, the easiest/smallest packed weave, and the most durable weave.
Like all of our weaves, the Essential Weave is flat-woven and made from 100% long-staple Turkish cotton, meaning it will get softer and more absorbent with use and wash (as the long fibers in the cotton open up), much like your favorite old flannel.
We call the Essential Weave the "do it all" weave, because well, it does it all. Perfect for those especially on-the-go, those new to Turkish towels in general, and those looking for the most efficient weave, should look no further than The Essential Weave.
- Automatic Loom
- Dobby Weaving Process
- Double Yarn (twisted)
- 30 double
- 20 yarns per cm
- Yarn or Stone Dyed
- 190 GSM
- Machine wash cold on delicate or gentle cycle, and hang or tumble-dry
- Teemas are made from 100% Turkish cotton, therefore they shrink a small amount under heat. If you'd prefer your Teema stay its full, original size, please follow the recommended care instructions. If you don't mind a small amount of natural shrinkage, then feel free to wash and dry however you please!
Insider Tip: We at Teema wash and dry our Teemas on standard wash and high heat dry cycles and they handle it just fine outside of some initial shrinkage :)
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While all that I wrote below has occurred, I have been in touch with Kevin at Teema, who has since educated me on the different Teema towels (which are not all towels). Anyway, I upgraded my rating from a single star to three only because you would have to know first hand the differences between all the different towels they offer and the different types of loomes & weaves. I do have to say that they have great customer service, and Kevin is assisting me to come to a good resolution.
I bought 3 Checkmate designs and 2 Pastel Tie Dye towels this time around, and I have to say that I was disappointed in how they felt. The two tan Checkmate towels that we tried at first were so thin and totally NOT absorbent. I felt like I was drying off with a bed sheet! I was also so embarrassed when my guest, who was using the Pastel Tie Dye towel, said that he could not wipe off the water using this towel. OMGosh! My first set of towels were so nice and absorbent (tribal designs) that I didn't think twice about putting this new set out. All five of my new set of towels are SO VERY THIN that no water is absorbed. I am so disappointed. How could the two sets be SO DIFFERENT??!!
Bought one for my wife for Christmas. She uses it so much, I bought another for her birthday. I believe she really likes it!
PS she wrote this review, she does.
I love mine so I am giving as gifts to people I know that frequent pools and the beach. Pretty and a great cover up!