Most fabric or woven pieces like this are hung on the walls but still they are universal and they may be applied as bed coverings, draping fabrics during the picnic and so on. But, anyway, a wall tapestry world map is the most widespread and popular variant as researches claim. When your kid is in love with geography you may order the whole kit of blankets, pillows and sheets for him or her and the child will be very glad to have all the favourite information all day and night in the room.
The most neutral variant that is suitable almost for any style and colouring of a place is a black and white world map tapestry and it may be easily obtained from any shop. If you have a great desire to make such an interior detail by yourself, you may do it. Some skills like ability to embroider well and some imagination will help you create a unique design.
A curious sample of such a fabric art is an antique world map tapestry, which is created with two hemispheres painted, printed or embroidered like in old times.