Suspensas were Naboo fashion accessories that consisted of a dangling ornament, such as gold-colored orichalc chains, strings of white veda pearls and glass filaments, or black beads. When the human female Padmé Amidala was the Queen of Naboo, she wore them with multiple royal garments, including her Shiraya fan headdress. Many of her suspensa ornaments came from the treasure rooms in Theed Royal Palace.
At the end of the Clone Wars, when Amidala was the Senator of her homeworld, she wore a pair of heirloom suspensas on her earlobes when she told her husband, Anakin Skywalker, that she was pregnant.
Behind the scenes
Suspensas first appeared in the 1999 prequel trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. They were first identified in the 1999 reference book Star Wars: Episode I The Visual Dictionary, which was written by David West Reynolds.
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- Star Wars: Episode I The Visual Dictionary (First identified as suspensa)
- The Art of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: The Visual Dictionary
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- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: The Phantom Menace: The Expanded Visual Dictionary