In the last decades of the Galactic Republic, Jira lived on the desert planet of Tatooine, in the Outer Rim Territories. At the time of the Naboo Crisis, she ran a small stand in the market place of Mos Espa, where she sold various food products, including pallies. Jira was a friend to Anakin Skywalker, then a ten-year-old slave boy. When the elderly woman expressed her need for a cooling unit, Skywalker offered to search for one on her behalf. When her young friend Skywalker met the Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, Jira sold them a few pallies. feeling in her old bones that a sandstorm was about to occur, she advised Skywalker to get home as soon as possible. A few days later, Jira's young friend left Tatooine with Qui-Gon Jinn.
Personality and traitsEdit
Jira was a green-eyed human female. In her old age, she tied up her gray hair into loose braids. Despite her proverty, Jira was still a jovial woman. She was very fond of her young friend Anakin Skywalker, who she called "the kindest boy in the galaxy."
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (First appearance)