Obviously Africa! Got these in Johannesburg. Usually not keen on buying (from) typical touristic shops or markets but sometimes there are beauties to be found..
Soap stone is used a lot to carve all sorts of things, often animals. Also often a lighter, beige coloured type. I still have old ones from my childhood in Kenya. A large hippo in my bathroom:)
These two faces are so lovely and real. So detailed.
Look closely and they will talk to you:)