After washing using the delicate cycle on my Bosch washing machine, the white “backing” behind the decorative border began to tear into shreds. This was within 4-6 weeks of use. I dried the towels using an outdoor line, not in my dryer. I had bought 4 of the bath, hand and fringed towels as well as shower curtains and bath rugs. I returned 3 of the bath, hand and smaller fringed towels. Also returned some rugs and shower curtains. They are lovely to look at but impractical for “normal” use. They may work in a guest bathroom where you expect few guests but not for everyday use. So disappointed, even more so because I asked the saleswoman about my concerns. She assured me no one had complained to her. Too many doodads for day to day use. Buyers beware!