Punchinello is a simple raw edged hat made from a narrow loom Japanese dark navy denim or antique French hemp.
These versatile hats can survive being crushed or folded and come with a small bag so it can be kept safe when not on your head.
The story of the Punchinello (chick) refers to the shape of the characters nose and derives from Commedia dell’arte in 17th century Italy. Raised by two fathers Maccus and Bucco, Punchinello represents the voice of the people and the ever present struggle between power and subservience. The English Seaside Character ‘Punch’ is a Victorian derivative based loosely on the image of the Italian origonal.
When ordering, please specify your choice of denim or hemp.
A canvas painted version with a sea scape by Julia Burnett can be obtained by special order, please email for details of this option
Size: One size fits all.