Thursday, 30 July 2009
The Persian Aghd, has a long a lustrous history, dating back many hundreds of years. The Adhd which is the legal ceremony of the Iranian wedding, is a spectacular and happy event celebrated with friends, family, music, dancing, food and fun.
Sofrah aghd which is a collection of items put together to make a spread which is traditionally laid out on the floor. The Sofrah includes the following items:
- A mirror (large placed in the middle)
- A bowl of eggs, and nuts
- esphand or espand
- sweets, honey, sugar
- Platter of bread
- A Termeh (embroidered cloth, often with gold thread)
- coins (often gold)
Each of the elements that make up the Sofreh aghd has a symbolic meaning and each represents the hopes of those close to the bride and groom.