Concept of check (Lombardy - Italy)

Concept of check

[June, 2012] This photo was taken in a restaurant at Torrechiara in Emilia Romagna, Italy.

As you can see, the check cloth is often used as a table cloth not only in Italy.

In Italy, ‘check’ is called ‘quadretti’, meaning small squares.

When an Italian person explained this word to me, she drew a lot of small squares randomly on a piece of paper, so at first I thought it was polka dot with square version.

For them ‘check’ is a pattern with a lot of squares and not two lines, horizontal and vertical, crossing in the right angle.

Human beings are similar all over the world at a glance, but in details they are so different…

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