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- "I made this for you. So you'd remember me. I carved it out of a japor snippet. It'll bring you good fortune."
- ―Anakin Skywalker giving the japor snippet to Padmé Amidala
The japor snippet was a good luck charm given as a gift to Padmé Amidala by young Anakin Skywalker while they were traveling to Coruscant aboard the J-type 327 Nubian royal starship in 32 BBY. Carved as traditional Tatooine sand symbols from a piece of japor ivory wood Skywalker acquired through trading, it was threaded with a string of jerba leather.
Thirteen years after Skywalker gifted it to her, Amidala still had the japor snippet in her possession, kept in a box along with Skywalker's Padawan braid. She privately wore it whenever she was with her husband.
While she lay dying following Skywalker's fall to the dark side of the Force, and after giving birth to their children, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, Amidala gave the japor snippet to Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, Skywalker's former Master and the future Master of her son, to keep for her. However, Kenobi did not understand the significance of her gesture, only understanding Amidala's basic feelings about it, and returned it to her.
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace novel (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace / comic / junior novel
- Star Wars Episode I Journal: Anakin Skywalker
- Star Wars Episode I Journal: Queen Amidala
- Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 21"
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith / comic / novel / junior novel / Illustrated Screenplay
- Star Wars: Episode I The Visual Dictionary
- The Art of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
- The Making of Star Wars Revenge of the Sith
- Star Wars Chronicles: The Prequels
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 139-140 ("Japor")
- The Phantom Menace: The Expanded Visual Dictionary
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Star Wars: Episode I The Visual Dictionary
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
- ↑ Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 21"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith novel
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
- ↑ The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 139-140 ("Japor")
- ↑ Star Wars Galaxy Series 7 (Card: Mourning for Padmé)