turkish towels

The Turkish Towel craze has officially landed in Alexandria, although it started in Turkey in the 17th century. Turkish towels are oversized and made primarily of cotton or linen. They are and always will be an integral part of Turkish social life. Originally, they were used for a bride’s ceremonial bath, and later for other major occasions. There is also a strong connection between the Turkish towels and hamams–they are typically made available in complete sets for the head, shoulders and hips.

It was the work of the Ottomans to transform these simple pieces of fabric into veritable works of art. They created beautiful designs and developed new weaving techniques that are still used today. When I spent some time in Turkey a few years ago, we paid a visit to a rug maker and took a tour of a looming yard. The deal and creativity in each of the designs were truly astounding.

Of course, our Turkish towels are not hand loomed like the originals, which slows production down to only 3 or 4 towels a day! We carry a more affordable version, so you can stay chic, and perhaps spend the money saved on a trip to Turkey!

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Sarah moved to Alexandria in 2013 with her then boyfriend, now husband, from New England. She has worked in a variety of retail settings, in addition to law firms, non-profits, and even as a government contractor. After briefly entertaining an idea of a career with the USDA, she decided to come back full time to her one true love, helping women find their voice and confidence through clothes. With a background in small boutiques, personal styling, and fashion merchandising, she brings honest opinions and creative apparel solutions for each individual person and shop she works with. She is officially back at her stomping ground, Kiskadee, where her venture into Alexandria retail all began.

Looking for a killer cocktail number for the latest party? Shoes for running around town? Eye-catching separates for lunch at Cheesetique? Kiskadee has you covered. A favorite destination in the heart of Del Ray, shopping this boutique is akin to browsing your friend's lust-worthy closet. Kiskadee is fun, flirty and full of original designers,a ll presented to you with a focus on personal service. You will always be welcomed by a friendly face, eager to assist!


2205 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301


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