Shikiba, 37, and Shugofa, 24, said their design stemmed from their love for the Ismaili community and their passion for serving the community. While working on the design, the long-time volunteers wanted to create a pin that was both meaningful and artistic.
The Azizi sisters have a long history of involvement in the arts. Shikiba holds a degree in Literature from Kabul University and attended the School of Fashion Arts at Seneca College in Toronto. Shugofa also discovered what she calls her “passion for fashion” at Seneca. Their previous artwork was displayed at the Regional and National Jubilee Arts Festivals during His Highness the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee.
The winning design is displayed on commemorative items, including a gold coin, cufflinks and a tasbih, available to the Jamat for purchase.
“In commemorating this milestone, we remind ourselves of the hard work, dedication and endless service of all volunteers in the past 100 years, and for many generations to come,” said Shikiba.