These waffle Turkish Towels that are being used in Turkish baths for centuries became so popular in the U.S. they are 100% ORGANIC cotton. They are hand woven. Use them as Beach towel, pareo, bathroom towel, blanket throw, for yoga, for guys, table cover , sofa spread and any other use you can think of. They are very absorbent and they dry very quickly. Wash them before you use them so that they get softer and more absorbent. Wash them in washing machine but air dry them. they are great for your washing machine because they don't take as much space as Terry towels.