A quest for Italian towels.
July 5, 2007 12:26 PM   Subscribe

Help me find these non-terry cloth bath towels like the one my SO got in Italy.

No terry cloth allowed. She thinks it might be called a bath sheet, but googling that only brings up terry cloth. She now hates all towels except this kind.

The towel is over sized, light, flat, simple cotton with a pattern woven in. It's not fuzzy at all. It came from a hotel in Rome, but she says they are everywhere over there. Hers is now threadbare and worn out. I would like to find replacements. Where can I order some?
posted by wsg to Home & Garden (8 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Perhaps something like these?
posted by boots at 12:58 PM on July 5, 2007

I'm not sure if these are at all what she experienced in Italy, but I use Aquis thin, microfiber waffle weave towels, and I adore them.
posted by Asherah at 1:16 PM on July 5, 2007

When I was in Italy, I loved the non-terry, cotton, waffle-weave towels I saw in a few hotels. I recently found similar ones here. I love them.
posted by wryly at 1:27 PM on July 5, 2007

We're getting close, but no waffle, please.
posted by wsg at 2:19 PM on July 5, 2007

You could try taking it to a fabric store and trying to find something with a similar texture. Buy yards of it and hem the ends. Or pay a seamstress $5 a towel to do it, if you don't have a sewing machine.
posted by happyturtle at 2:41 PM on July 5, 2007

The June/July Domino recommends the $16 Indian khadi from Layla. They they look pretty great and seem to fit your description.

This Domino bit isn't online, but the review is on page 110 if you can find a hard copy. There are some other towels there, but the rest are waffle or terry.
posted by asuprenant at 3:54 PM on July 5, 2007

I'm guessing it might have been waffle weave, but with a pattern - something like this.

Here's some interesting info.
posted by taz at 11:55 PM on July 5, 2007

Thanks, all, for your help. This looks like what I want, but they're 60 bucks each!
posted by wsg at 6:49 AM on July 6, 2007

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