A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.
For instance, don’t we all know what it’s like to come out of our bath and discovering that there are no towels laid out! Or going to the beach only to find that there is nothing to spread out on the sand to lounge on? In other words, this accessory which, simply, is used to absorb moisture, is something that we should not take for granted. It seems so mundane, so “everyday” but, without towels, life will certainly be different!
For hundreds of years, human beings have used towels primarily to absorb moisture! Made out of extra absorbent fabric, usually terry cotton, a towel’s fibers are specially constructed to wick away moisture. The loops in the fibers help collect water quickly and easily, ensuring faster drying of a person’s body or whatever it is he or she is wiping down.
Around the world, the manufacture of towels and its basic design don’t really change much. However, while there are numerous well-known towel makers around the globe, the most prized towels are those from Turkey. As we know that in towels the Turkish towels are the ultimate in luxury. Known to have invented the towel, the Turkish people have created a product that is thick, heavy, cozy and luxurious. Many powerful people, members of royalty and the wealthy are known to use only Turkish towels.
Today, towels come in all shapes, sizes and textures, such as plain cotton towels without the cotton loops and are used for various purposes. Extra large beach towels are used to provide a surface to lie on the sand or for drying off after a day of dunking.
We all have a stock of hefty bath towels in our homes. Many use 100% Cotton towels which are thicker, rectangular towels used in place of bath mats. We lay out hand towels in guest bathrooms so that visitors to our home have something to wipe their hands with after washing. Towels can be thrown around the neck or over the shoulder after your favorite workout to check perspiration, or at the beach or pool as a stylish accessory.