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Traditional Tajik Clay Oven

The Tajik clay oven, called a “Chagdon” or “Tanur”, is a central part of any household. Families not only warm by it, but also bake up delicious flat bread, known as lepeshka,  everyday. When hosting a meal, hosts always offer traditional naan bread accompanied by tea. Before eating, the host will tear the first loaf of bread and pass it with the right hand to the guests while placing the left hand over the heart.

Credit: Nicolas Villaume