The Last “TALL Blondes” on Earth & Austin Hardwoods Gives Back BIG

“Tall Blondes” are Original Art Carvings of Giraffes from an African Village in Zimbabwe. They are BEAUTIFUL & RARE! ;) ~


Where you can find them in the United States? At Austin Hardwoods in Orange County, CA.


NAP volunteer Richard Orrill stands by a heard of “Tall Blondes” (carved giraffes) at Austin Hardwoods in Orange County, CA


Because the Jabulani Village artists live in Zimbabwe, a country severly impacted by the world’s worst economic crisis and years of political instability, The NAP Africa Humanitarian Organization has tried to showcase their talents by bringing some small carvings back to the US in their travel bags. These are offered privately for donations that help fund village projects.

Prior to the economic meltdown that began in 2002, this was a bustling village, producing world renowned ‘tall blondes’ (Tall Giraffe wood carvings) with their signature one-piece carving style. Exporters shipped several containers a year to the US and sold them across the country. All of that crashed to a halt when the economy made it financially impossible for exporters to work under Zim’s poor economic conditions. The LAST of these magnificent carvings from those by-gone days can still be found in the United States, in Orange County, CA at AustinHardwoods.

Steve at Austin Hardwoods has made a generous offer to anyone wishing to own one of these incredible art pieces. Just ask at Austin Hardwood and help the Artists of Jabulani Village.

610 N Santiago St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 953-4000
Mon-Fri: 7am-5pm
Sat: 8:00 am-4:30pm

NAP Africa Board Member Kathy Green gives an original image created & donated by Todd Puchalski to Austin Hardwoods of Orange County, CA for their generous donations and offer to to donate a large portion of the proceeds from the sales of these “Tall Blondes.” The carvings are of one solid piece of wood and the Artists are from the same village and people NAP Africa aims to assist. The money goes back to the projects helping these same exact Artists.



Todd Puchalski has donated an Original Artistic Photography matted print to Austin Hardwoods as a gift on behalf of the NAP Africa organization for its generous donations to NAP Africa gathered from sales of these beautiful, one-of-a-kind and last on Earth village carvings. ;) ~