sandpainting

noun
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

First Known Use of sandpainting

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sandpainting was in 1900

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