The blind cat, small puppet made of 5-articulated terracotta parts, individually hand-painted, is like the fox (il Gatto e la Volpe) a shady journeyman who appears several times in the story ‘Adventure of Pinocchio’ and tries all sorts of tricks, Pinocchio to bring his gold pieces. They stand for cunning and falseness. The name ‘Pinocchio’ is derived from the Italian as follows: wooden or fool’s head, a play on words between ‘pino’ = pine / pine and the deminutive of ‘pinco’ = fool and ‘occhio’ Italian for eyes, thus wooden eyes.
Pinocchio is a children’s book character by the Italian author Carlo Collodi. She became particularly known when the first small sequels with the wooden figure Pinocchio appeared in an Italian weekly newspaper in 1881 under the title ‘Le Avventure Di Pinocchio: Storia Di Un Burattino’ (Adventure of the Pinocchio: story of a jumping jack). At that time they became so popular that in 1883 Collodi decided to make a book out of it and publish it under the name ‘Le avventure di Pinocchio’. The book first appeared in Ingland in 1892.