I sometimes like to add a fabric passe partout (also known as a mat or border) to my paintings. Since I paint on multi-layered, handmade mulberry paper where the weave of the tree pulp is visible, the overall effect is multi-textured. Of course, there is always a bit of tongue-in-cheek with my choice in fabrics. Here is a wool material mat/passe partout surrounding some sheep.
Here I created a juxtaposition of Umbrian countryside against a Chinese red silk embroidered fabric.
For my teapot I added a Chinese blue and white indigo dyed material with a floral pattern.
This is the website of the Mountain Folkcraft shop in Hong Kong where I have been buying my indigo fabric for the last 30 years: http://mountainfolkcraft.com/tag/fabric/