50 years ago a shepherd in a nomadic village finds a stone with an image of a tree on it. The shepherd collects some of these stones and brings them home with him. One day a man from town visits the shepherd to buy a sheep.
He becomes mesmerized by the stones while staying at shepherd’s house as his guest. He becomes so interested that he offers the shepherd dates in exchange for stones. From that moment dates motivated the shepherd and other inhabitants of the nomadic village to collect the stones for years. Since the drought has driven farmers and shepherds to dig the land to find more stones to sell, as there were more people interested in buying them.
In the past, people believed that when thunder happens white agate reflects the surrounding wildlife, and the picture of trees, jungle, even animals are reflected naturally on the stone.