Created from a 100% organic cotton yarn called Peshtemal on manually operated looms in Turkey, the tight weave of these towels make them excellent for beach/picnic/outdoor use. Sometimes called "sand free" towels, they are lightweight, durable, quick drying and repel sand, dirt, leaves and other debris far better than loop-weave cotton towels. They are also pretty and cozy enough to double as a shawl or baby blanket. Each towel 37" x 70" and weighs 14-15 oz. Manufacturer recommends washing on gentle cycle, due to the hand tied fringe. Do not use bleach or fabric softener on these towels to maximize their lifespan.