The “Nabaat” is a sugar cone. There are two Nabaat on the table. They symbolize the wish for gentleness for the future life of the bride and groom. These sugar cones made from hardened sugar are used during the ceremony. These sugar cones are gently ground together on a silk scarf stretched over the heads of the bride and groom by the bridesmaids, providing showers of softness. The sugar falls on the stole.
Pastries, sweets as well as bread cheese green herbs “Naan-o-Paneer-o-Sabzi” are offered to guests as a reminder of how sweet life is.
We also find eggs, almonds, nuts on the Sofreh Aghd. They symbolize fertility.
The Blessed Bread, “Mobarak Baad”, on which is written “Congratulations”. This bread is the symbol of abundance and prosperity. It is shared with the guests at the end of the ceremony.
There is also a needle with seven colors of thread. The whole represents the union between two families and also of the sewn-up mouth of the mother-in-law who will not be able to utter unpleasant words against her daughter-in-law.
Fruits are arranged on the Sofreh Aghd. We can put pomegranates or apples. They symbolize health and prosperity.
We can find Gold Coins “Talla Sekkeh” coins that represent wealth, these coins are sewn into a pocket that must remain closed for life.
There is also a glass of honey “Asal“. It wish of sweetness for the bride and groom. During the ceremony, the bride and groom should dip their little finger in the glass of honey.
7 Spices are arranged on the Sofreh Aghd, there is salt, frankincense, wild rice, nigella Seeds, angelica, poppy seeds, and tea. These are seven spices that allow you to purify yourself, and they reject the evil eye and bad energies. These seven spices promotes vitality and health.