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Hammam Mitt Goat's Hair

Hammam Mitt Goat's Hair
Hammam Mitt Goat's Hair
£15.50all prices incl. VAT., excl. shipping costs
in stock, delivery in 4-5 days
All orders placed up to the 15th of December will be delivered until Christmas Eve.

General Information

Effective Skin Scrub with Water and Kese.

The traditional hammam mitt, the kese, is used to scrub the dampened skin; no soap or shower gel is needed. To remove dead skin cells, rub the damp skin with the mitt several times in one direction and then change directions – working either on individual areas of skin or the entire body. Then shower off the loosened skin cells and lather the skin with a soap of your choice. It is not advisable to exfoliate with a kese mitt every day. We recommend using the mitt once a week as part of a basic cleansing routine. Men's skin is particularly benefitting from this kind of bathing practice.

Kese made of purely natural materials.

Our hammam mitts are made by a Turkish family-run business in Bursa, some 100 km south of Istanbul. The staff there make the kese according to traditional methods and apply only first-class materials. The weaving mill uses yarns from pure, natural raw materials – not always the case with this kind of product – whose origin can be precisely traced. The fabrics have a delicate texture, but are none the less robust and long-lasting, and can be used without soap. The hammam mitt made of goat's hair is suitable for normal skin.

The Traditional Hammam. Peeling the Skin and Stimulating Its Metabolism.

The traditional Turkish bath, the hammam, dates back hundreds of years. Impressive examples of this ritualistic bathing culture abound in the Arab region are found, for instance, at the Banu Umayya clan's summer residence of Qasr Amra, 70 kilometres east of Amman, with its baths and famous frescoes.
But bathing culture is not just about striking architecture; it is also a sophisticated cultural practice. In a Turkish steam bath, visitors pass through different rooms where the temperature gradually increases from 30 °C to 55 °C to allow their cardio-circulatory system to adjust to the heat without placing the body under unnecessary strain. And each room has its own function: there is an initial relaxation room, a massage room where visitors' muscles are loosened and the skin is purified and cleansed, a room where cool to pleasantly warm water is poured on the skin to increase the blood circulation, and a final relaxation area to conclude the bathing ritual.
During the massage, a key element of the hammam, the body is rubbed down with a fine wash mitt known as the "kese", which is made either of silk or goat's hair. The rub removes dead skin cells and effectively cleanses the skin's pores which have been opened by the warm steam. Afterwards, the skin glows radiantly and looks and feels soft and smooth.

Product Information

Article Number 15912

For this hammam wash mitt fine, yet tear-resistant goat's hair is spun into a thin yarn together with cotton. It is typical for a yarn partially made of cotton to carry some natural irregularities – hence the slightly grainy texture of the fabric which contributes to an effective skin scrub.
60% goat's hair and 40% cotton. L 23 x B 17 cm

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