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Navajo sandpainting

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Sandpainting is the art of painting ritual paintings for religious or healing ceremonies.
It is also referred to as drypainting.
In the sandpainting of southwestern Native Americans, the Medicine Man paints loosely upon the ground, or on some occasions, on a buckskin or cloth tarp, by letting the colored sands flow through his fingers with control and skill. The colors for the painting are usually made with naturally colored sand, crushed gypsum(white), yellow ochre, red sandstone, charcoal, and a mixture of charcoal and gypsum (blue).
Brown can be made by mixing red and black; red and white make pink. Other coloring agents include corn meal, flower pollen, or powdered roots and bark.
Sandpaintings have to be destroyed within a twelve hour period because of the sacred nature of the ceremonies.

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