BEEKMAN 1802 HEIRLOOM BABY BATH BLANKET
Joanna Beekman was the proud wife of Judge William Beekman when they moved into the newly built Beekman Mansion in 1804. In her lifetime, she bore eight children to William.
All of the linens of that time were hand-woven, and since her husband was a prominent judge and mercantile, we imagine that she had the best linens available. Like hers, our Baby Bath Blanket is hand-woven made on a loom with natural cotton, by an award-winning artisan, and is meant to last for generations.
The pattern we've chosen is called "infinite hearts" as it resembles intertwined hearts down the the length of the blanket and comes in four colors, each inspired by historical dyeing techniques:
HOLLYHOCK (pink): The tall stalks of Hollyhocks are a summer farm favorite. The dye from the flowers can result in many colors, but we think the most beautiful is pink.
DYER'S BROOM (yellow): Dyer's Broom is an unassuming shrub whose flowers yield a bright citrus yellow dye.
PALE INDIGO (light blue): Indigo would have been an exotic dye for the Beekmans, as it's native to Mexico and the Caribbean. Regardless of its expense, this dye from the Indigo shrub was very popular.
WHITE: Our White-on-Natural weaving technique produces a unique and elegant subtle pattern.
Dimensions: approximately 40X40. Like all of our handwoven linens, our BEEKMAN 1802 BABY BATH BLANKETS are heirloom quality, and when cared for properly can last for generations. They are 100% natural cotton and may be washed by hand or by machine on the gentlest cycle.