In Europe textiles to cover walls were first produced in Netherlandish and French workshops during the Middle Ages and became world famous, but only the woven tapestries produced in France’s Gobelin Workshop are called gobelins. They are not to be confused with a type of embroidery popular in the more developed world at the beginning of the century which is sewn, on the basis of a picture painted on lightly woven fabric (congré) with stiches of uniform direction, and called petit point, which, in the absence of an equivalent in Hungarian, is also known as gobelin.