Part of the cooling-room at the London Hammam

Towel tentat the London Hammam
< Living London / G Sims (Cassell, 1902)

I have highlighted the area of the photograph which shows the suspended towel arrangement described in The Turkish bath: its design and construction by the architect Robert Owen Allsop.

The 'tent', devised to protect the modesty of bathers, was lowered over their naked bodies as they climbed out of the plunge pool.

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Early problems and controversies. Part 8: shampooing and nakedness

Performance in the raw. Part 4: the ritual of the towels

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