VINTAGE ART - POLKA DOT 1854
is style that is consciously derivative or imitative of trends.
The pattern shares its name with the dance form, making on
one suspect there is a connection linking the pattern to the dance.
However, the name was likely settle upon merely because of
the dance's popularity at the time the pattern became fashionable,
just as many other products and fashions of the era also adopted
the polka name. There were many other "polka" items, some of which
include "polka-hats" and "polka-jackets." Most disappeared with
the fad of the actual polka dance. Only the polka dot fabric
pattern remained popular, the name has been left intact over