Silka beads were a type of decorative bead found in the galaxy.
Ahsoka Tano, a Padawan to Anakin Skywalker, used Silka beads to create her Padawan braid. While on a mission to intercept Cad Bane's frigate Tano is paralyzed and rendered unconscious by Bane. The bounty hunter placed his Padawan hostage in Stun cuffs, and Pulls off one of her Silka bead Padawan braids. Distracted by freeing Tano, Bane had escaped the room with the holocron and the Padawans braid. After hunting down Cad Bane Skywalker and Tano arrive to secure a force sensitive Gungan child. Bane then sneaks into the Gungan child's room, only to find Tano waiting for him. They engage in a small fight before he is captured; Tano takes back her Padawan braid.
After the bombing of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, Tano was believed to be the perpetrator of these crimes. The Jedi Council decides to cast Ahsoka from the Order, removing her status as a Padawan and leaving her a civilian under the jurisdiction of the Senate. They strip her of her Padawan braid in a symbolic gesture. The charges against Ahsoka are eventually dropped once the true mastermind is found and the Council apologizes for their actions. Anakin offers her the Padawan braid that he has kept for her. To everyone's shock, though, she refuses and leaves the temple.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Shadow of Malevolence" (Decoded) (First identified as Silka beads)
- The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know