Fatemeh showed us some stones one evening. They were rough, natural stones. She told us what they were and we understood Lazuli (lazhuli) I was very interested in this as I'd never seen rough lapis lazuli except as a photo in one of my books on color. Because of language differences, I had no idea that she was going to carve these stone. Here is the head that she carved out of the lazuli. She made heads out of the tourquoise, the jade, and a reddish stone. Chuck would have purchased this small piece for me, but it was too expensive for us.