Ribbons on Film & TV

Papilionaceous weaves costume ribbons for film, theatre and television.Examples of our work can be seen here in: Libertador, Austenland, Poldark, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Great Expectations, The Young Victoria, Pride & Prejudice, Little Dorrit.

Caroline Penvenen/Enys - Gabriella Wilde, Poldark S4. Silk ribbon: Papilionaceous

Happy Mothering Sunday from Official Poldark

We are all loving this Perfectly Papilionaceous Penvenan Poldark Picture posted today. Keeping it West Country: Papilionaceous silk bonnet ribbon woven in Devon, worn in Cornwall. A little gift […]

Victoria and Abdul costumes: Olivia Williams as Lady Churchill

Victoria and Abdul, 2017

Were you keeping an eye on the Victoria and Abdul costumes? “That’s a rather fine silk ribbon you have around your het.” “Yes it is isn’t it, woven in […]

Caroline Penvenen, Poldark Season 4

Filming of Poldark season 4 is underway and we have just seen this image on Gabrialla Wilde’s Instagram feed. Looking as lovely as ever as Caroline Penvenen we think […]

200th Anniversary of Jane Austen’s death

‘I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!’ – Jane Austen. As creators of bookmarks and passionate readers ourselves, Jane Austen is never far from our hearts. […]

Maria Teresa Bolivar (María Valverde) in Libertador (The Liberator) 2013.Costume Design by Sonia Grande. Silk ribbon: Papilionaceous.

Libertador (The Liberator)

Maria Teresa Bolivar (María Valverde) in Libertador (The Liberator) 2013. Costume Design by Sonia Grande Silk ribbon: Papilionaceous

Cast of Austenland, 2013 featuring Papilionaceous silk ribbon.


Austenland, 2013 Delighted that our silk ribbons make an appearance in Austenland, a romantic comedy about 30-something, single Jane Hayes. Jane is a seemingly normal young woman with a […]

Captain Poldark, end of episode 2 wearing braces made from Papilionaceous silk ribbon woven in Devon

Poldark Season 2

Ross Poldark is back. Season 2 now showing in the UK! It has new costume designers in Susannah Buxton and Ros Little but also carries much forward from the […]

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

Kitty Bennet (Suki Waterhouse) wears pale green Papilionaceous bonnet ribbon in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Photo: Jay Maidment Save In this interpretation of the Jane Austen classic, the […]

Flora Greysteel (Lucinda Dryzek), Papilionaceous pink ribbon

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Flora Greysteel (Lucinda Dryzek) wears pink Papilionaceous silk bonnet ribbon in the 2015 BBC production. A limited quantity of souvenir lengths of this ribbon are now available to own […]

Ross Poldark wearing Papilionaceous silk ribbon braces.


Poldark ~ Season 1 ~ 2015 Poldark Season 1, BBC/Mammoth Screen. Costume designer: Marianne Agertoft This ribbon is available in the Ribbon Shop: Ross Ribbon (subject to availability) These […]

Great Expectations

  “Don’t come again. Even if she begs. Forget about this house and everyone in it…” Sarah Phelps’ gripping adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic ‘Great Expectations’ in the 2011 TV […]

2009 – The Young Victoria

Emily Blunt wears not one, but two Papilionaceous ribbons in the 2009 film ‘The Young Victoria’ – for which Sandy Powell won the Academy Award for Best Achievement in […]

Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice 2005

“Rosamund Pike is obsessed with ribbons. She carries two or three ribbons with her wherever she goes”. (Joe Wright, Director Pride & Prejudice 2005) Nothing wrong with that Mr […]

Little Dorrit 2008

Claire Foy (Amy Dorrit, centre) wears Papilionaceous in the 2008 BBC production of Little Dorrit. Emma Pierson (Fanny Dorrit) wearing Papilionaceous. The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, […]