Gobelin

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Named after a Parisian manufacturing company founded by Jean Gobelin, whose French name derives from German Kobold (evil gnome).

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Gobelin (plural Gobelins)

  1. A mainly French and Flemish type of tapestry having richly coloured pictorial designs.
    • 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 29686887 , chapter IV:
      So this was my future home, I thought! [] Backed by towering hills, the but faintly discernible purple line of the French boundary off to the southwest, a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.

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