The Navajo are a Native American tribe, mainly living in Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. The name "Navajo" comes from the late 18th century via the Spanish Apaches of Navajo, which was derived from the Tewa Navahū meaning "fields adjoining a ravine". The Navajó call themselves Diné, and the Diné believed in two classes of people: Earth People and Holy People. As Earth People, the Diné must do everything within their power to maintain the balance between Mother Earth and man. Our legging inspiration wasn't drawn from traditional Navajo blankets, but rather the turquoise jewelry that has been a large part of Navajo jewelry since the 19th century. Turquoise, mixed with the colors of the desert sun and sand, depicts the landscapes in the Southwestern US, like a turquoise stream running through a desert ravine.