Monday, 20 November 2006

Less a Poka Skirt

Less a Poka Skirt

This photo was taken at the Royal Melbourne Show 2006. This was at the nursery where there are many small and cute animals and patting is allowed. One of the crowd's main attention was this white lamb. It is cute and had a very soft fur. This girl was trying to take a picture with the lamb when it start to chew on her poka dots skirt. Of course I'm ready to take this picture when especially the addition of the halo ring makes this picture much more interesting.

Polka dot is a pattern consisting of dots. Polka dot patterns are quite variable: they range from a series of dots that are equally spaced and sized to a random arrangement of multicoloured dots of different sizes. Polka dots are most commonly seen on children's clothing, toys, and furniture, but they appear in a wide array of contexts. The pattern rarely appears in formal contexts, however, and is generally confined to more playful attire such as bathing suits. Occasionally white on black regularly spaced polka dots appear on more formal clothing.

While polka dots are ancient, they first became common on clothing in the late nineteenth century in Britain. At the same time polka music was extremely popular and the name was also applied to the pattern, despite no real connection between the two.

There were many other "polka" items some of which included "Polka-hats" and "Polka-jackets." Most disappeared With the fad of actual Polka dance. However only the polka dot fabric pattern remained popular and the name has been left intact over the years.



fajar said...

hi....stanley.i love photography so much. i'm indonesian. read your blog like a healthy nutrition for my knowledge about Photo. Thanks to show me how 2 "think deep"

De Foto said...

Hi Fajar. Thank you for your comment. It feels great when I know that there is someone who enjoys what I enjoys too. See you around and do comment more frequently. Thanks.