Cerlin was a type of fabric used in the wardrobes of Naboo's monarchy. As queen, Padmé Amidala wore a traveling gown with purple cerlin sleeves that had a soft sheen to them. Apailana, another queen of the Naboo, wore an intricately patterned capelet made of metallic silver cerlin when she attended the funeral of Senator Padmé Amidala.
Behind the scenes
The material called "cerlin" in-universe has different names in the real world. Trisha Biggar, the costume designer for the prequel trilogy, explained in Dressing a Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars that the sleeves for the dark purple traveling dress were made of a double layer of shot-silk chiffon satin. In the traveling exhibit Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume, which ran from 2015 to 2018, the placard for Apailana's costume indicated that her cloak was made of silk with a pattern burned out using a devoré technique.
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded (First identified as Cerlin)
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition