Review – Queen Amidala silk scarf

Review – Queen Amidala silk scarf

This item currently lives in my Queen Amidala collection rather than my wardrobe, but being a fashion accessory it does belong here. I first noticed the scarf in some photos on-line of Steve Sansweet’s Rancho Obi-Wan display at Celebration Europe II in June 2013 (like this photo on Flickr). Having no other information about it, I put it on my list of rare/obscure Queen Amidala items and left it at that. During a random ebay search for Queen Amidala in May 2014, I stumbled across a listing for two of them! I quickly clicked ‘buy now’ as they only cost US$10 each. I thought being hard to find might result in being quite expensive if I ever found one – now I have two!

Since then I have been able to find a little bit more information about them via The Collectors Archive – they were made by Ralph Marlin in 1999 for the release of Episode 1, together with a wide range of Star Wars men’s ties. They measure approx 50cm along each edge, made of a lovely soft thin silk. Unfortunately I don’t know their original retail price, or how many were made, but they are so very pretty. Below are photos of my scarves – they feature the Naboo symbol and two different portraits of Queen Amidala (her ‘senate’ gown and ‘throne room’ gowns).

Ralph Marlin Queen Amidala silk scarves Ralph Marlin Queen Amidala silk scarf

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