Gobelin tapestry

 Named for a textile works in Paris.

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  • gobelin tapestry — woven tapestry of lively pictorial scenes which is manufactured by the Gobelin factory in Paris …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Gobelin — [gäb′ə lin, gō′bəlin; ] Fr [ gō̂ blan′] adj. designating, of, or like a kind of tapestry made at the Gobelin works in Paris n. Gobelin tapestry …   English World dictionary

  • gobelin — n. (in full Gobelin tapestry) 1 a tapestry made at the Gobelins factory. 2 a tapestry imitating this. Etymology: name of a State factory in Paris, called Gobelins after its orig. owners * * * gobelin obs. form of goblin1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gobelin — Gob e*lin, a. Pertaining to tapestry produced in the so called Gobelin works, which have been maintained by the French Government since 1667. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gobelin Stitch — This is also called the Tapestry Stitch. It is a short upright stitch and used for very fine embroideries. Every stitch must be of the same height …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Gobelin family — French dyers and cloth makers. In the late 15th century, the brothers Jean (d. 1476) and Philibert Gobelin discovered a scarlet dye and opened a dyeing factory near Paris, which flourished until the late 16th century. In 1601 Henry IV brought in… …   Universalium

  • gobelin — Gob·e·lin || gəʊbÉ™lɪn adj. relating to or of tapestry characterized by vivid pictorial scenes which is manufactured by the Gobelin factory in Paris; resembling tapestry made at the Gobelin factory n. woven tapestry of lively pictorial… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Gobelin — Gob•e•lin [[t]ˈgɒb ə lɪn, ˈgoʊ bə [/t]] fr. [[t]gɔˈblɛ̃[/t]] adj. 1) tex made at a tapestry factory in Paris established by the Gobelin family 2) tex resembling the tapestry made at the Gobelin factory 3) tex a tapestry from the Gobelin factory • …   From formal English to slang

  • Gobelin — adjective Etymology: Gobelin dye and tapestry works, Paris, France Date: 1788 of, relating to, or characteristic of tapestry produced at the Gobelin works in Paris • Gobelin noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gobelin-Manufaktur — Hochwebstuhl in der Gobelin Manufaktur, Paris …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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