Inuit carved whalebone head-1960's 70's, from Alaska (fleabay). In house relative here.
Heath hosts a launch for Leslie Williamson's publication Handcrafted Modern (Rizzoli) this Sat-details here. I ordered this after seeing it on Reference Library (I think Andy is on his own slow tour of all the houses depicted)-it's a great book, unpretentious and beautiful- I've made it a daily ritual to leaf through it instead of the interwebs over breakfast.
I asked a vendor to untie this from his roof so I could take a closer look with my flashlight at the LBC flea on Sunday, it's one of my all time favorite finds. late 19th century to early 20th century New Mexico (Santa Fe) folk art chair with carved back rest decoration, original gnarly rawhide webbing and beautiful rudimentary joinery/pins. I was stopped by a few wizards on the way out and gleamed a little insight into what the hair could be-more research required in terms of identification and repair pathways.