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Nontando

6578 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231-5804
+1 941-929-7844
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Super interesting goods-

from all kinds of interesting places, lots of carved and fabric items, wide price range, really... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
sunnyinsarasota
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Sarasota, Florida
High quality African arts

A very well curated collection of African arts and crafts, run by a South African expat who travels... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Chisme
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Falls Church, VA
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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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6578 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231-5804
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

from all kinds of interesting places, lots of carved and fabric items, wide price range, really neat stuff!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

A very well curated collection of African arts and crafts, run by a South African expat who travels back regularly to work with local artists. Amazing variety, and high quality.

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

If you looking for any gift or decoration from Africa, look no further! A quaint African shop in Gulf Gate. The owner Gary is always very friendly , extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Being from Africa ourselves, whenever we need a gift for a special occasion,...More

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Reviewed 25 September 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...More

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nontando, Owner at Nontando, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2016

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

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Reviewed 9 May 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...More

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nontando, Owner at Nontando, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2016

Thank you so much for your wonderful review - Much appreciated.

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Reviewed 21 March 2016

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

Thank deadstop000
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nontando, Owner at Nontando, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2016

Thank you so much for your review.

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Reviewed 10 December 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...More

Thank Heidi B
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nontando, Owner at Nontando, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2015

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. Much appreciated!

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Reviewed 11 November 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...More

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nontando, Owner at Nontando, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2015

Thank you for your comments. Much appreciated!

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Reviewed 29 October 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...More

1  Thank June Q
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nontando, Owner at Nontando, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2015

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

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Reviewed 17 October 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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