|Sofraah is derived from Persian and is a piece of cloth that is spread on the floor, on which dishes of food are placed at meal times.|
|The Sofraah is found in homes all across Central Asia and it is a significant part of Pashtun culture. It is also known as a Dastarkhan, which in Russian means "magic tablecloth".|
|The Pashtun people have often been described as one of the most hospitable people in the world. The host serves a fowl or a lamb or goat and traditionally prepares Halwa, a sweet dish, to fulfil his sense of hospitality.|
Guests are not only looked after but also treated with great respect.