I bought this set of towels because there were more pieces for the price, compared to other more luxurious sets. It is described as a set perhaps for a vacation rental, and indeed, our vacation home has 3 bedrooms and various visitors. I used these towels recently, and compared them to the other more luxurious set I bought (at a much higher price). I LIKED THESE BETTER. These towels were slightly smaller, and slightly lighter, which I prefer anyway. They looked just as beautiful as the pricier towels, and I couldn't be happier. If I had a need to buy more, these would be my choice.
Terry cloth is wonderful, after two years still soft and absorbent. Don't like the plain weave area near bottoms of towels, has really shrunk over the years and you can't stretch out. Due to the shrinkage of this, the towels do not hang properly, they are gatted up. I've used the dryer, but mostly line dry and pull the heck on them to stretch while damp. Have purchase approximately 20 of these towels and will not purchase again. Different colors and different styles, but all Martx brand. I love the fact they are made in the USA.