Sand Painting

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A component of Navajo medicine which is meant to address the spiritual cause of illness
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the Navajo also make sand paintings to sell to tourists
Students used Navajo image resources to develop designs for their sand paintings.
The University of Redlands will welcome a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery to campus from April 4-8, when they will be constructing a mandala sand painting.
Pottery dominates, but you'll also findsculpture, jewelry, baskets, Plains Indian beadwork, sand paintings, clothing, and weaving.
The collection includes the most meaningful and treasured symbolic designs of Native American cultures, such as the turtle motif, a symbol of strength and longevity, and features 23 categories of pottery, rugs, sand paintings, weavings and animal fetishes, creating a total of 500 superbly rendered images and 125 top-quality borders.
From Abbots Road to Abbey Lane and Craft Village to the Art Gallery, monks and vendors offered a wide array of handcrafted items including sand paintings, candles, quilts, dolls and the popular ceramic angels, transforming the usually serene courtyards into a crafter's wonderland.
Native Americans in the Southwest create sand paintings as an extension of their religion.
The museum has broadened its focus to native people of the Americas, but it's still known for its unparalleled collection of Navajo sand paintings, tapestries of sand-painting designs created by Klah and his family, plus the finest Navajo cultural research collection in the world.