- "I think I've earned the right to wear this again."
- ―Ahsoka Tano to Cad Bane
Description[edit | edit source]
Those who were of a species that grew hair or fur grew a small single, long, and tight braid of hair behind their left or right ear. Those who chose to could weave a ribbon of cloth or special beads like silka beads into the braid. Some species were recorded to have woven their facial hair into a braid (if they could not grow one from their scalp).
Members of species unable to grow hair might instead wear a woven braid of canvas or cloth around the wrist, neck, ear, or horn, or use body modifications such as piercings or markings. Other alternatives emerged over the centuries: Chagrian and Iktotchi wore circlets on their cranial horns. Sluissi Jedi wore a simple tattoo across their left cheek. Swokes Swokes could have a medallion implanted below their foreheads. Togruta could wear chains or beads that run between their montrals. Twi'leks could wear chains or beads that run between their lekku.
History[edit | edit source]
Padawans that were members of the Jedi Order were encouraged to grow a braid or in some way show their rank for easy identification. When a Padawan was declared a Knight, the lock would be severed with a lightsaber. If a Padawan was instead expelled from the Order, the braid was ripped off, as happened to Ahsoka Tano.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Between scenes of the prequel trilogy movies, Padawan braids worn by Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker often change sides. All of these are mistakes in the movies (this could be due to the shot being flipped in post-production, or they wore hair extensions put on for the scene, as real braids take months or years to grow). Traditionally the braid is worn on the right.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Sources[edit | edit source]
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- Threats of the Galaxy
- Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game – Squadrons Over Corellia (Card: Padawan Braid)
- The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force