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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.
  • noun The art of making designs with colored sand.

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  • noun a painting done by Amerindians (especially Navaho); made of fine colored sands on a neutral background

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