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Colored bath towels

A towel is a piece of absorbent cloth or paper used for drying or wiping a surface. Towels draw moisture through direct liên hệ.

In households, several types of towels are used, such as hand towels, bath towels, and kitchen towels.

Paper towels are provided in commercial or office bathrooms via a dispenser for users đồ sộ dry their hands. They are also used for such duties such as wiping, cleaning, and drying.


According đồ sộ Middle Ages archaeological studies, "... closely held personal items included the ever present knife and a towel."[1] However, the invention of the towel is commonly associated with the đô thị of Bursa, Turkey, in the 17th century. These Turkish towels began as a flat, woven piece of cốt tông or linen called a peshtamal, often hand-embroidered. Long enough đồ sộ wrap around the toàn thân, peshtamal were originally fairly narrow, but are now wider and commonly measure 90 by 170 centimetres (35 in × 67 in).[2] Pestamel were used in Turkish baths as they stayed light when wet and were very absorbent.[3]

As the Ottoman Empire grew, sánh did the use of the towel. Weavers were asked đồ sộ embroider more elaborate designs, aided by their knowledge of carpet-weaving.[4] By the 18th century, towels began đồ sộ feature loops sticking up from the pile of the material. These looped towels became known as havly; over time, this word has changed đồ sộ havlu, the Turkish word for towel, and means 'with loops'.[5]

Towels did not become affordable until the 19th century, with the cốt tông trade and industrialization. With mechanization, cốt tông terry-towelling became available by the yard as well as being stocked in shops as pre-made towels.[6] Today, towels come in a variety of sizes, materials and designs.

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A hand-made African towel
Close-up photo of a bath towel, made of terrycloth, showing the absorbing fibres, along with a decorative pattern
A beach towel
Fibres in a tea towel
Tunisian fouta towel
  • A bath towel is used for drying the toàn thân when it is wet, such as after bathing or showering. It is typically rectangular, with a typical size around 30 in × 60 in (76 cm × 152 cm), and is made of terrycloth.
  • A beach towel is usually somewhat larger kêu ca a bath towel, and often has a colorful pattern. Although often used for drying off after being in the water, its main purpose is đồ sộ provide a surface on which đồ sộ lắc down. They are also worn for privacy while changing clothes in a public area, and for wiping sand from the toàn thân or objects.
  • A bath sheet (or sheet towel) is larger kêu ca a bath towel. The classic bath sheet size is 80×160 cm. A large bath sheet that can wrap the entire toàn thân is 100×150 cm or 90×160 cm. They are used after bathing, in saunas, on beaches, and for mát xa.
  • A foot towel is a small, rectangular towel that, in the absence of a rug, carpet or bathroom mat, is placed on the bathroom floor đồ sộ stand on after finishing a shower or bath.
  • A hand towel is significantly smaller kêu ca a bath towel (perhaps 12 in × 24 in (30 cm × 61 cm)), and is used for drying the hands after washing them.
  • An oven towel or confectioner's mitten is a multipurpose household towel used for a kitchen or cửa hàng applications.
  • A paper towel is a piece of paper that can be used once as a towel and then be disposed of. A perforated roll of paper towels is usually mounted on a rod slightly longer kêu ca the width of the roll, or in an alternative type of hanger that has protrusions on ears, the protrusions fitting into the ends of the paper towel roll. Paper towels might also be packaged as facial tissues are (as individual folded sheets).
  • A disposable towel (or non-woven towel) is a towel intended for a single user, but not necessarily for a single use, as it can be reused but not washed. It is often made of non-woven fibers, and often is used in hospital, khách sạn, geriatric and salon làm tóc or beauty settings, for their hygienic properties.
  • A show towel is a bath or hand towel with a trim (such as satin, lace or linen) stitched onto it, or embroidery done on it—mostly for visual appeal.[7] These types of towels are used đồ sộ add a decorative touch, most commonly in the United States. They are generally not đồ sộ be used for drying, as regular washing ruins the added trim, and the towels usually shrink differently kêu ca the trim.
  • A sports towel is a synthetic or semi-synthetic towel originally developed for swimmers and divers, favored for its super-absorbent qualities. Sports towels can be wrung out when saturated, leaving the towel able đồ sộ absorb water again, though not dry. These qualities, along with their compact nature, have further popularized sports towels among general outdoor and athletic enthusiasts. The absorbent material in sports towels may be composed of viscose, PVA or microfiber, with polyester woven in for durability. Some manufacturers incorporate a silver ion or compound treatment into their towels đồ sộ better inhibit microbial growth and associated odors.[citation needed]
  • A sweat towel or gym towel, often of similar size đồ sộ a hand towel, is used during a workout đồ sộ dry oneself from sweat or create a separation between thể hình machines and the skin. It may also be required in gyms in order đồ sộ wipe down the machines after use.[8]
  • The term kitchen towel refers đồ sộ a dish towel in American English (called a tea towel in UK and Canadian English), and đồ sộ a paper towel in British English.
  • A tea towel or tea cloth (UK and Canadian English), called dishtowel or dish towel in America, is an absorbent towel made from soft, lint-free linen. They are used in the kitchen đồ sộ dry dishes, cutlery, etc. after they are washed. The towels are also used during tea time. They can be wrapped around the tea pot đồ sộ keep the tea warm, prevent drips, and keep one's hand from being burned by the hot tea pot handle when serving the tea. They are commonly made of cốt tông rather kêu ca linen. They are also used for drying glassware, but sometimes a special glass cloth is used for that purpose. Tea towels originated in 18th-century England.
  • Microfiber towels have gained popularity due đồ sộ their exceptional absorbency and fast-drying properties. Composed of fine synthetic fibers, these towels are highly efficient in soaking up moisture, making them ideal for travel, thể hình sessions, or outdoor activities. Microfiber towels are incredibly lightweight and compact, taking up minimal space in your bag. Their quick-drying nature also helps prevent unpleasant odors and microbial growth, ensuring you always have a fresh and clean towel on hand.[9]
  • A tenugui is a variety of hand towel that originates from nhật bản. It is most often used in the same way as a tea towel or flannel (washcloth), but can also be used for decoration, as a headband, or for wrapping bottles and other items đồ sộ be given as gifts.
  • A cloth towel dispenser or continuous cloth towel is a towel manipulated by a series of rollers, used as an alternative đồ sộ paper towels and hand dryers in public washrooms. These may have a lower environmental impact kêu ca paper towels,[10] though concerns over hygiene mean they are not used by some organisations[11] and have greatly declined in popularity.
  • A bar towel is an absorbent, usually small, towel used in bars and often given away không tính tiền as promotional items.
  • A fingertip towel or finger towel is a small towel that is folded and placed next đồ sộ the sink or in the guest bedroom. Hosts often pin a note đồ sộ these towels indicating that they are for guest use.[12]
  • A golf towel is a small towel which usually comes with a loop or clip đồ sộ attach đồ sộ a golf bag for drying hands, golfballs, and clubs.[13]
  • A baby towel is a smaller towel with an extra sewn-on hood at one corner đồ sộ cover a baby's head.
  • A peshtemal (or pestemal) is a unique multipurpose towel from Anatolia.
  • A poncho towel is a wearable towel made for drying off and changing, often used poolside, at the beach or after swimming.
  • A fouta towel is a Tunisian hammam and beach towel, which is also used as a pareo.

See also[edit]

  • Huckaback fabric
  • Terrycloth
  • Towel day
  • Towel tablet


External links[edit]

Media related đồ sộ Towels at Wikimedia Commons

Look up towel in Wiktionary, the không tính tiền dictionary.

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  • Glenn R. Cooke Souvenir Textiles Collection, State Library of Queensland. Large collection of textiles, mainly tea towels, that depict the culture and various places within Queensland, nước Australia.