I assumed that Egyptian cotton meant they were made in Egypt. Not so much. They are actually made in India. I am kind of bummed about the quality; they aren't as plush as described. I am not sure if I will keep them but I haven't found anything else reasonably priced that is better. I have a set of Turkish cotton towels I bought at SteinMart 7 years ago and they are much better quality, even after all the washes. I wish I could find those again.