History of Fouta
In the 14th century, a Berber explorer would have discovered the fouta in India. At that time, the woven material was worn as a garment. Subsequently, North Africa adopted it and Tunisia, more particularly, extended its use to hammams. Ornate, some people wear the fouta as a festive dress.
In recent years, the fouta has charmed many consumers and has become an essential and popular accessory that adapts to our modern lifestyle.
Indeed, the fouta can be used in several settings and places: whether at the beach, by the pool, in the garden, in the park, in the bedroom, or in the living room, to name but a few. The fouta lends itself to many uses!
Making the Fouta
It is done with a tight weave (also called flat weave) or a honeycomb weave, using looms or shuttle looms. The edge to edge finish is done by hand.
This manufacturing gives the fouta two very sought-after qualities especially for outdoor use: the foutas are absorbent and dry quickly while being light. These qualities make it a travel product par excellence, because they are not bulky!
Although generally made of cotton, the fouta can be declined in linen or synthetic fabric. At SÕ Original, our foutas are made in the traditional way in combed Egyptian cotton.
Cotton gives the fouta a soft texture, making it easy to clean and very practical to use.
Whether for your outdoor activities or indoors as a decorative accessory or bath linen, the fouta, in all its variations of colors and sizes, will bring a touch of sophistication and exoticism to your daily life.
To try it is to adopt it!
Discover the fouta, the fashionable ethnic Accessories that you will not be able to do without!