The term Gobelin refers to a type of tapestry fabric that originated from the Gobelins Manufactory, a royal factory in Paris, France. It is known for producing high-quality tapestries and upholstery fabrics that were often used in royal and prestigious settings. The term Gobelin is also sometimes used to describe furniture pieces that are upholstered or adorned with Gobelin tapestry fabric. These pieces typically have a luxurious and opulent appearance, featuring intricate designs and rich colors. French family of dyers from the 15th century.