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sand painting

n.
1. A design made by trickling fine colored sand or other powders onto a flat surface, created for ritual purposes especially by Tibetan Buddhists and by the Pueblo and Navajo peoples.
2. The art of making designs with colored sand.

sand painting

n
1. (Art Terms) a type of painting done by American Indians, esp in the healing ceremonies of the Navaho, using fine coloured sand on a neutral ground

sand′ paint`ing


n.
1. the ceremonial practice among Navajo and Pueblo Indians of creating symbolic designs on a flat surface with varicolored sand.
2. the designs so made.
[1895–1900, Amer.]
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Noun1.sand painting - a painting done by Amerindians (especially Navaho)sand painting - a painting done by Amerindians (especially Navaho); made of fine colored sands on a neutral background
painting, picture - graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface; "a small painting by Picasso"; "he bought the painting as an investment"; "his pictures hang in the Louvre"
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Available dining upgrades include: a five-course tasting menu, made-from-scratch dessert, wine additions, live music, a bonfire, sand sculptures, and glow-in-the-dark sand painting.
Sharjah Ladies Club also organised its annual Our Heritage activity celebration, which included henna painting, pottery painting, face painting, sand painting, and some heritage-themed games inspired by the local environment.
Sand painting was also a major draw, with many of the visitors relishing the chance to interact with the artist who drew portraits of their children.
Among the other pieces in the space were Paul Lee's sparse Untitled (Purple), 2012, an off-kilter, decorative, shelflike structure made from small cut-up towels; Allison Katz's Poires Noires Sand Painting, 2012, a floor piece depicting the black pears of its title in stained sand; and Daniel Sinsel's Untitled, 2013, a brown monochrome grid painted onto a canvas bumpy with hazelnut shells.
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But sand painting and sand sculpting are the more popular art forms.
There will be lots to keep the children entertained including caricaturists, sand painting, puppet shows and magic.
The symmetrical sand painting, in honor of the Dali Lama, helps to promote compassion among people, they say.
When I came here, I saw that the sand painting and after seeing it, I just want to say that the movement initiated by Anna Hazare against corruption is wonderful and the important part is how much people support the movement and as an Indian I just hope he wins against corruption," she said.
The art works, much like tribal Indian art, contain iconography derived from ritual body designs and ceremonial sand painting among other inspirations.