Sand-painting

sand painting

noun
1.
the ceremonial practice among Navaho and Pueblo Indians of creating symbolic designs on a flat surface with varicolored sand.
2.
the designs so made.

Origin:
1895–1900, Americanism

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sand painting
 
n
a type of painting done by American Indians, esp in the healing ceremonies of the Navaho, using fine coloured sand on a neutral ground

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