The Spanish, Italian and Portuguese Old Masters all painted on hand-woven patterned linen canvases. This 'first layer' has been given only sporadic study by art historians. I started deciphering the weaving draft of El Greco’s 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz', in 2016. It recently culminated in authentic, hand-woven reconstructions of historic canvases.
handwoven recreation of the XVI century canvas
handwoven recreation of the XVI century canvas in the density of 17 warp / 16 weft threads, as published by Mantilla de los Rios /El Greco, 1977 ICCROM