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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 of sand painting
1895-1900
An Americanism dating back to 1895-1900
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sand painting

noun
1.
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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