An incredible canvas made from only the finest prepared linens with a robust weight and 5 coats of priming creating a rich, smooth surface of unequaled beauty. Made in Italy, the preparation of the canvas is all done by hand, much the same way you would but with special materials and processes to create a most pleasing canvas to work with. The 5 coats are comprised of a rabbit skin glue sealer applied to linen that is first washed, dried, picked and pumiced in an Old World tradition. When dry, two coats of acrylic gesso are applied to give the canvas elasticity which allows you to get an extremely tight stretched canvas preventing sagging and re-stretching. Finally, two coats of oil primer are applied, creating a most receptive surface for oil colors.