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I visited a Star-Wars exposition this summer and I noticed that Yoda was wearing something strange around his neck:

Yoda

This looks like a small book, what is it?

  • Strange, I could have sworn we discussed this when I uploaded my pictures from the exhibition. But maybe it was in the chat room. At least, I don't find a dupe. However, I see they improved the lighting in that section since I was there. – bitmask Dec 19 '12 at 3:41
  • @bitmask Yeah, it was in the chat room. Since I find the information interesting, and we eliminated the GR rule, I decided to post the questions and the answer. – DavRob60 Dec 19 '12 at 3:47
  • I don't think the GR would have applied anyway. – bitmask Dec 19 '12 at 3:50
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    Well, the old 80's action figure had a snake around his neck. Does that count? – Omegacron Feb 13 '15 at 19:57
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It's a blissl, a musical instrument similar to a pan flute.

This information was revelled the February 28, 2002 on starwars.com's Ask the Lucasfilm Jedi Council. The original page is unavailable, but it's archived here :

Q : What is that thing around Yoda's neck?

A : Yoda wears a blissl around his neck, which is similar to a pan flute.

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