Our search for the perfect Turkish towel began on a trip to the Amalfi coast. Our criteria was simple. It had to be lightweight and easy to stash in our beach bag. We also wanted one that would dry quickly and be thin enough that it wouldn't take up much valuable space in our suitcase. Turkish towels absorb as much as a terry cloth towel and they get softer and more absorbent every time they are washed. Perfect for the beach, home, Yoga class or the gym. 100% cotton. This particular towel is the highest quality, It's a bit more substantial in weight and thickness than the average Turkish towel.