Textiles with woven patterns were used as canvas by Spanish, Italian and Portuguese artists in the XVI and XVII century. Handwoven reconstructions of these canvases are produced at Lab O.
Discover here which Old Master paintings are on a patterned canvas...
Murillo also used textured canvas for his master paintings !
..these 3 'Masters' travelled with me to meet Murillo, who also painted on patterned canvas ( they knew probably...) from left to right: El Greco Titian and Velázquez used these canvases for their paintings !