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Silka beads

Ahsoka Tano's Padawan braid, made from silka beads

Silka beads were a type of decorative bead found in the galaxy.


The beads are a neutral green to grey color and have been shown to be carved into spheres. These beads are known to be incorporated in both the hair and chain braids of Jedi Padawan.[1]


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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

Behind the scenesEdit

Silka beads were first identified as such in the Decoded version of "Shadow of Malevolence". They, however, first appeared in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars novel as Tano's braid.



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