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Address: 6578 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231-5804
Phone Number: +1 941-929-7844
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Nontando is both an online and retail enterprise specializing in African...

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.

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An exotic experience in Sarasota:)

A unique local store with unusual African handiwork. You'll definitely spend at least an hour browsing there and you'll be amused with the original design of work and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 25, 2016
Екатерина М
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

A unique local store with unusual African handiwork. You'll definitely spend at least an hour browsing there and you'll be amused with the original design of work and the atmosphere in the store. You can find there everything from small souvenirs till a good solid piece of the African art for your home decor, or something special for you. Once... More 

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nontando, Owner at Nontando, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words - Much appreciated. More 

Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

If you are tired of the typical 'shops' of T-shirts, jewelry and souvenirs please go to Nontando! The shop has beautiful, hand crafted and high quality items from Africa. Everything from pottery to woven baskets, wall hangings, hand made jewelry and much, much more can be found at Nontando's. The artists are trained in a craft in their small villages... More 

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nontando, Owner at Nontando, responded to this review

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

Unlike any other store in Sarasota. A fun place to browse and learn about African crafts and art. Also has lovely gifts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

What a lovely experience I had upon wondering this shop. Not only did I find some great gift ideas for the holidays, but I was told about the artist and history of the pieces. Made buying the items so much more meaningful than to just buy without that knowledge. They offer a huge assortment of eco-friendly items too - like... More 

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Sarasota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

We always enjoy visiting this shop to see the multitude of fascinating and beautiful masks, tableware, jewelry, carvings and much more. The owner is very welcoming and will let you browse to your heart's content. It's very difficult to leave without making a purchase because there are so many beautiful things at very reasonable prices.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015

On my recent trip to Sarasota, my sister Diana, took me to this wonderful little shop. It's owned by Gary who was there when we dropped in. As fellow South Africans we had a great time looking at all the different stuff he had for sale. This place is an absolute must to see if you are South African, however,... More 

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Thank you so much - It was wonderful to have you in the store. See you soon! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2015

Whenever we need an unusual and quality African gift we always head directly to Nontando, Gary, the owner is always extremely helpful and friendly, always willing to give great advice. Our first stop when looking for gifts.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015

A group of about 5 of us went to go and get some South African goodies from this store. Imagine our surprise when the owner rushed to the door, told us the store was closed [an OPEN sign was clear on the door, with the closing time indicated as 5PM. It was Just after 2pm]. He closed the door [not... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2015

Wow! We could have spent hours in this store. If you enjoy African art, culture, history and artifacts with an expedition story - this place is for you. We can't wait to go back and see what else we can add to our collection of African art. We enjoy one of a kind pieces to make our home unique and... More 

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nontando, Owner at Nontando, responded to this review

Hello Donna, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. Very much appreciated! Go well and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Wynnewood, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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