What is Infinity Dots or Polka-Dots?

Regia Marinho
4 min readOct 13, 2019

In Brazil they call Polka dots… “bolinhas” or “bolotas”.

Which one do you prefer?

They’re not called POLKA DOTS everywhere.

In Germany, polka dots are Thalertupfen, after the silver coin called a Thaler, used as currency throughout Europe until the 1800s.

In Spanish, polka dots dress is “vestido de lunares”.

Dots are called lunares, or “little moons”.

In French, clothes are à pois, or marked with peas.

The English term comes from the mass popularity of polka music in Europe and the U.S. in the 19th century.

Polka dot is a pattern of large filled circles of the same size.

Polka dots are commonly seen on fashion, toys, furniture, ceramics, and Eastern European folk art

But they appear in a wide variety of contexts.

Why polka dots are called polka dots?

Polka dots are a pattern of large filled circles, as polka dots are even in shape & size while other spots are irregular in size & shape.

The reason behind polka dots called polka dots are…

In 19th century polka dance was so popular & Europe came up with a new word, “Polkamania” which describe “Excitement”.

The modern term “Polka Dot” comes from the polka dance craze that swept through Europe in the mid-19th century. … Others believe that the word comes from the Czech pulka for “half”, in reference to the dance’s small steps.

Polka dots made Frank Sinatra famous.

“Polka Dots and Moonbeams” was his first hit. It was recorded with jazz musician Tommy Dorsey in 1940.

Moonbeam is, a ray of light from the moon.

Artist have made career out of polka dots.

Chuck Close creates photorealistic portraits out of pixelated dots.

What is the difference between polka dots and dots?

POLKA DOTS are a pattern, as seen here on this cute blue wall.

Photo by Jude Beck on Unsplash



Regia Marinho

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