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Address: 6578 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231-5804
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+1 941-929-7844
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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African Curios, Extremely helpful service

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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rhodesia1965
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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, this is our first stop.

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Thank Rhodesia1965
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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 piece of the African art for your home decor, or something special for you. Once... More 

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Thank Екатерина М
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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495 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
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 be found at Nontando's. The artists are trained in a craft in their small villages... More 

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1 Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
nontando, Owner at Nontando, responded to this review

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

Florida
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 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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Thank deadstop000
nontando, Owner at Nontando, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. More 

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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 buy without that knowledge. They offer a huge assortment of eco-friendly items too - like... More 

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Thank Heidi B
nontando, Owner at Nontando, responded to this review

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

Sarasota
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62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 there are so many beautiful things at very reasonable prices.

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Thank Lois F
nontando, Owner at Nontando, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Much appreciated! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 sale. This place is an absolute must to see if you are South African, however,... More 

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1 Thank June Q
nontando, Owner at Nontando, responded to this review

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

Sarasota, Florida
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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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1 Thank Rhodesia1965
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Port Charlotte, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 26 July 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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Thank RaydeBruyn
Charlotte, North Carolina
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77 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 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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Thank Donna T
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 

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