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Who invented the towel?

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The invention of the towel is commonly associated with the city of Bursa, Turkey, in the 17th century. These Turkish towels began as a flat, woven piece of cotton or linen called a pestamel, often hand-embroidered.

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Most historians give Turkey, and specifically its city of Bursa, the credit for creating the first bath towels in the 1600s

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