Industry and Handicrafts

This program is divided into several parts:

  • Individual Competitions on National Ijtema
  • Meena Bazaar Rules
  • Rules for stalls on other occasions
  • Annual Exhibition Competitions at Jalsa Salana Australia
  • Classes, New Skills and ‘Ahmadiyya Business Women of the Year’ Award

Lajna Competitions

1 Lajna member can only take part in 1 category

1 item from each category will be selected at regional level to represent at National Level

Category Embroidery Sewing Craft Knitting/Crochet
Lajna Lvl 1 (over 25 years) Purchase a plain coloured cardigan (e.g. short normal length winter jersey) and decorate using bead work Decorate a dupatta for Mehndi, Wedding or Eid purposes. It should be,normal sized dupatta and not a small scarf,(eg approx 2.15m x 1.15m) Decorate 4 tea coasters using mosaic work (using glass, ceramic, or,tile pieces only).,Plain coasters can be purchased for doing the mosaic work. Knit/Crochet a full sleeve sweater of a child under the age of 2 years.
Lajna Lvl 2 (under 25 years) Purchase a plain baby body-suit and decorate using thread embroidery only (no beads, paint, sequences etc) Sew a full length skirt/lehnga of a 5-7 year old girl and decorate using any material. (Must be sewn by participant) Create an art work on A5 canvas using paper quilling and glue only Knit/crochet a binnie/hat of a child less than 5 years of age

Nasirat Competitions

For Nasirat 1st and 2nd position from each Region will be selected to represent at National Level

Nasirat Group 1 (13-14 yrs) Decorate a scarf using sequences and beads. Scarf can be any material. A,plain ready made scarf can also be used,for decorating Approx size,should be 1.5-2m Length x 0.5-1m Width
Nasirat Group 2 (10-12 yrs) Paint an A4 size canvas using the method of ‘dot painting’ only. The Theme of painting should be “Sisterhood”
Nasirat Group 3 (7-9 yrs) Decorate an empty Jam/honey glass bottle using wool yarn Only us,wool yarn and glue. The lid does not have to be included.
Ijtema Competition Rules

In all these competitions, the item must have been made within this year, following all the instructions provided

  • It should be made wholly by the competitor
  • A step by step photo and details (no more than a single A4 page) should be attached to the competition item. If this is not included such items will be disqualified. The photo should be of the completed item.
  • If the final item differs from the final submitted photo it will be disqualified
  • The names & pictures of the selected items should be sent 2 weeks before National Ijtema. If the name along with the completed picture of the selected item is not received by the appointed time- then such items will not be included in the Ijtema competition.
  • Only 1 item per member is allowed, in a competition.
  • Judgment of all the items should be conducted at Regional level. The first three positions should be awarded at the Regional Ijtema/ or Regional meeting
  • During the judgement the Regional Presidents, Majalis Presidents, Majalis Sanato Dastkari secretaries must be present and finalist announced in their presence
  • It is not the duty of Majalis Secretary Nasirat select items for sanato dastkari
  • The Sanat o Dastkari team has the right and authority to remove such items from the competition which do not fulfil the rules set, even if such items were selected from their region for national level.

Judges will look for the following:

  • Uniqueness or utilization of a great idea
  • Creativity
  • Complexity of the design
  • Colour combination
  • Neatness in the item
  • Step by step method and completed photo included and final product not different
  • weather the item seems to be made by the member themselves and is not readymade etc
  • Completeness of item. Incomplete items will be disqualified
  • How much work is done by hand
  • Overall appearance & attraction of the final product