_lost-arts-box-800Each year, Beekman 1802 chooses one artisan that exemplifies the very best of American craftsmanship and commissions them to create an exclusive limited edition piece. It’s our way of helping you rediscover these Lost Arts.

Our Lost Arts Thistle Hill Throw is the work of Rabbit Goody,one of the finest textile designers and weavers in the world today. It is hand-woven from mercerized cotton using an ancient basket weave technique for uniquely beautiful luster, texture and softness. For us, it is an instant heirloom.

Rabbit says:

The blanket is an ancient design replicating the baskets of ancient civilizations and representing some of the earliest cloth weaving. No other throw made in the world currently uses this technique which produces a soft finish but hefty throw that will last a life time. Each throw is individually woven one at a time so no two are exactly alike and each is hand-finished.

Beekman 1802 has worked with Rabbit Goody for many years (including our signature Beekman stripe scarf), and we are thrilled to have her as part of our B. 1802 Rural Artisan Collective.

The Lost Arts Thistle Hill Throw is the debut piece in our Lost Arts Collection, and the first of many distinctive items in the line that we will cherish in our own home. We hope you will do the same in yours.


Our goal is to make each Lost Arts artisan world-famous for what they do, so please share, pin, tweet and gram Rabbit’s story!



 To bring this heirloom blanket into your own family’s home, look in the Beekman 1802 online Mercantile.  Click here



by Josh and Brent

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Kathleen Morgan

I worked with Rabbit at the Farmers Museum in the mid 80’s and am so excited to see her her her due as a fine craftsperson. She is a treasure on many levels!


She is AMAZING and does such exquisite work! I met Rabbit at Don Carpentier’s Eastfield Village, then interviewed her when I wrote the article “Hollywood Calling: Three Artists’ Work Plays Supporting Roles” in 2006 for the magazine The Crafts Report! This blanket is a treasure and the photos are wonderful!