Discovery by the West
As they say the discovery of the Silk Route was one of the most lucrative discoveries made by the West, without its discovery much of the Eastern wealth would remain unknown to the West for a long time. The credit of finding the Turkish towels goes back to Henry Christy who first took this extraordinary loop pile fabric with him to England in 1840. In around 1851, his brother Richard found out a way to reproduce these materials by the help of machines and thus made the towel. Greatly liked by Queen Victoria, Christy towels have maintained its popularity till date.