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The oldest picture carpets originate however from Egypt (1400 v.Ch.)
Later, starting from the time 14. Century was used then also different materials, like for example silk, and the function of the thermic protection was omitted. Also the motives, in the Middle Ages strictly simplified, became more playful and the art of the Stickens achieved their full bloom in 16. Jh. however not only in France, but also in Flanders (you think only times of the mad point work from Brussels), Italy and Germany was well-known the Sticken and likes.
The name Gobelin as synonym for the art of the hand ticking descends from the French family of the same name, which possessed into of Paris a famous manufacture for the production of Gobelins.
After a period of regress, at the beginning of the XXth century the tapestry rose again through a spectacular turning point in its evolution.
The needlework in form of Gobelin has developed and got a broader use, being present as a decorative element in paintings, framed in fancy works, pillows of adornment, jeweler’s baskets.