Handwoven and colored using vegetable dyes in Turkey, this towel - known as a pestemal - is fast-drying and ridiculously absorbent. They're made using 100% Turkish cotton (longer strands generate a softer, more plush product wash after wash) with hand-tied fringe on either end. Great for the beach, a trip to the sauna (or hammam), as a bath towel, a coverup on the airplane, a light blanket for TV watching, a tapestry for your wall, a wrap for a an early spring outing, and so on and so forth. I'm sure some enterprising young lady will end up wearing hers as a skirt or something.
This particular iteration is lightweight (less than 1 pound) and large (71" x 40"), equally divided into black and white.