sand·​paint·​ing | \ ˈsan(d)-ˌpān-tiŋ How to pronounce sandpainting (audio) \

Definition of sandpainting

: a ceremonial design (as of the Navajo Indians) made usually of colored sands on a flat surface also : the art of creating such designs

Examples of sandpainting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The practice of sandpainting was not intended to make art objects, but as key parts of healing rituals. Roger Catlin, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Bonds of Fatherhood Across Time and Culture," 18 June 2020

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First Known Use of sandpainting

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Sandpainting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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