Seven Colored Threads (And A Needle)

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Seven Colored Threads (and a Needle)



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A Sofreh Aghd always includes a needle with seven different colors of thread on it. Why? One story has it that traditionally a Persian bride would be taken to a bathhouse on the day of the wedding. The women of family of the bride and the groom would gather there, wash the bride, clean her, feed her sweets and hold the veil used in the wedding ceremony over her head.  One of the women would sew a needle with seven colored threads, bright and lovely, on it through the veil over her head, for good luck.

But it may also be that well-wishers are seeking yet one more way to include further colors and again the number 7, traditionally considered auspicious and one that has already appeared in the form of seven spices.

Article Excerpted From “Sofreh Aghd Series” Guides. Many More Guides To Help You Plan Your Persian Wedding at .

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Christen Flack Behzadi, MD, is the author of the internationally selling book The Persian Wedding Book.   She live in Houston, Texas, with her beloved husband, Dr. Pedram Behzadi, M.D.

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