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 the years