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  • noun Plural form of hammam.


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  • But the smoking experience that was once the domain of old men in Middle Eastern cafes -- and sometimes women in the bathhouses known as hammams -- is now attracting new and younger audiences in both East and West.

    West Meets East

  • "hammams," the old domed-roof bath houses, and relics of ornate Simgili plasterwork in walls that surround cool and quiet courtyards.

  • Another trend in Paris that has been on the rise is hammams, or Turkish steam baths.

    Doni Belau: 4 Big Trends in Paris

  • Les Bains du Marais is more fashionable than most of the hammams and has excellent masseuses.

    Doni Belau: 4 Big Trends in Paris

  • Others are sleekly minimalist, elegantly employing the local render of choice, tadelakt, the smooth polished plaster in pink and chocolate shades originally restricted to the hammams.

    Juliet Kinsman: Morocco Forte (PHOTOS)

  • The hammams she now designs, she says, are "mostly with a twist," describing one hammam that features heatable marble benches rather than a more traditional, more cumbersome central stone.

    Hammam Rejuvenation

  • Ms. Fadillioglu also designs new domestic hammams for a select group of private clients, in which she makes modifications that reflect the tremendous cost and bother of maintaining the heated room.

    Hammam Rejuvenation

  • Classic hammams -- often attached to mosques, and built out of traditional white marble from Turkey's Marmara region -- developed an elaborate regimen, with every phase of gradual warming leading up to an intensive body scrub and a final soap massage.

    Hammam Rejuvenation

  • Private bathing facilities replaced public hammams, and private hammams in the city's great houses became too expensive to maintain.

    Hammam Rejuvenation

  • For centuries, pleasure combined with practicality in the hammams, or bathhouses, of Istanbul, where everyone from the humblest worker to the sultan himself regularly kept clean by indulging in the local tradition of a steam bath and professional body scrub.

    Hammam Rejuvenation


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