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Going dotty - the curious stories behind the patterns we wear

December 2nd, 2015

Episode 2453 of 3777 episodes

Checks, spots, stripes, tartan, florals and paisley - what is your pattern of choice? Have you ever pondered as you throw on your stripy t-shirt what stripes may have represented in certain societies? Or your polka dot bikini or tie...bet you didn’t know that at a time polka dots signalled skin disease.

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