We're all about a multi-purpose product. If one item serves many roles you can have fewer things in your life, saving money and resources. These woven Mexican "towels" fit the bill for us. Truthfully, this is just a beautiful, durable cotton textile that happens to have a super absorbent weave. It's long enough that it also makes a lovely runner at the foot of your queen-sized bed or a blanket for your next picnic. Or a shawl/scarf that can convert to a throw blanket in a freezing movie theater.