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Nontando

6578 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231
941-929-7844
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Ranked #8 of 21 shopping in Sarasota
Type: Art Galleries
Owner description: Nontando is both an online and retail enterprise specializing in African Decor, Gifts and Art. We have been operating since 2003. Our retail store in... more » Owner description: Nontando is both an online and retail enterprise specializing in African Decor, Gifts and Art. We have been operating since 2003. Our retail store in Sarasota has one of the largest and most diverse selection of African Conversational Art, Unique Gifts and Decor you will find anywhere. Our product categories include Stone and Wood Carvings, Ceramics, Jewelry, Masks, Furniture, Lighting, Apparel, Metal Sculptures, Framework, Stationery, Candles, Music and lots more. We travel to Africa annually on our buying trips and our products are sourced direct from many different regions in Africa. « less
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Wynnewood, PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I love shopping at Nontando. I feel like I just entered an African marketplace. The store is filled with unique and creative artwork. I have always favored the amazing craftsmanship of this country. The colors, fabrics, patterns and style add beauty and comfort to my home. I highly recommend shopping at Nontando.

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Sarasota FL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Nontando has found my wife's birthday presents. She had no idea that she was getting South African hand made metal animals for the garden. She brought them inside as they are that nice.

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New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

A great find of a store in the Gulf Gate neighborhood of Sarasota...we stumbled into Nontando while waiting for a table next door at Word of Mouth during one of our annual winter trips to Sarasota several years ago. Large selection of authentic museum quality African masks and other collectibles at affordable prices. Actually everything in the store is very... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Nontando goes the extra mile to search for authentic merchandise in South Africa. This means buying from the artists themselves so ensuring a fair and equal trade. The product is thoughtfully displayed at the store and invites you into a jungle of masks, furniture, ostrich egg shells - a fun adventure! I expect to fend off Lions and Leopards -... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I found this website by chance when looking for a gift that reminds me of home. The selection is unbelievable and the prices are very reasonable too. I purchased a few items and the service was impeccable. Everything arrived as described. Very professional indeed.

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Love the store. Everything is authentic and interesting. There are things you would not see anywhere else! Prices are reasonable. If you want a one of a kind this is your place to go. I would highly advise a visit to Nontendo.

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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

This store is such a gem. I don't think there's another store like it in Sarasota. Its packed with beautiful objects, each with it's own story and history. The owner is very sweet and knowledgeable and is happy to talk to you about each of his pieces and his travels to Africa. His shop is located in a really nice... More

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Philadelphia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2008

It is surrounded by bars, restaurants, consignment and second hand stores, but every year we come down to Sarasota I make sure I visit this store to purchase a few gifts and pieces of decor. Besides carrying a wonderful range of product, I think its greatest appeal is the feel of the store. We have been to Africa five times... More

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Connecticut
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94 reviews 94 reviews
7 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2008

We chanced upon this wonderful little store, hidden in a strip mall off the beaten paths of Sarasota shopping, which is jam-packed with high quality art and craftwork from across Africa. The selection (as well as the pricing) is much better at Nontando than at other galleries of African artwork downtown, and since the owner buys his items directly from... More

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