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sandpainting

(ˈsændˌpeɪntɪŋ)
n
(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
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The Navajos developed sandpainting into a richer ceremonial form than it was for almost any other people on Earth.
Chennai / Coimbatore, June 19 (ANI): Hundreds of students in Chennai designed a gigantic rangoli, a brightly-coloured sandpainting, for the forthcoming World Tamil Classical Conference, to be held in Coimbatore.
Instead, they focused on place (Resort Dress); region (Arizona Squaw Dress); ruralness (McMullens Country Style); regionalism (Desert Togs, Frontier Squaw Dress); time of year (Spring Squaw Dress); ethnicity (Tohono Squaw Dress, Navajo Squaw Dress); activity (Rodeo Squaw Dress, square dance costume); the type of fabric used (Patio Dress); screen-printed fabric designs (kachina dancers on the Kachina Squaw Dress, stylized "thunderbirds" Hohokam pottery designs painted by Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia, or Navajo sandpainting figures on the Rainbow Goddess Squaw Dress); or festive occasions (Fiesta Dress).
Hinman (excerpts), The Power of Religion by Amada Porterfield, and articles on Environmental Studies and Navajo sandpainting.
Amina Para Matlon, Safeguarding Native American Sacred Art by Partnering Tribal Law and Equity: An Exploratory Case Study Applying the Bulun Bulun Equity to Navajo Sandpainting, 27 COLum.
Important Navajo painters such as Harrison Begay have made brilliant use of the sandpainting tradition.
I add needlework, sandpainting and other artwork to the eggs for unique creations.
The artists would depict a section of a larger sandpainting rather than scale down the scope of a sandpainting.
The patient is seated on a specially prepared sandpainting, usually one of the House of Bear and Snake, or Bear's Sitting Place, which has been surrounded by spruce branches.
I think - perhaps too romantically - of gardening as a genre of artistry like sandpainting - sandpainting and other "folk" art forms - whose repetition involves transience, a giving away, a giving up.
Future critics may distinguish Jackson Pollock's cyclings from the nebulae of Dial by linking Pollock to the heating up of abstraction under the pressures of Thomas Hart Benton (his sexy lines), bop, Navaho sandpainting, Pablo Picasso, and others, linking Dial to the ring shout, hocketing fusions of voice and face and tiger.
Grey decorated with Navajo sandpainting and Hopi kachina doll designs.