The Echo optical frame highlights the awe inspiring artistry of Ojibwe artist Donald Chretien. The loon clan was given the power of chieftainship, and by working with the crane clan ensured a balanced government.
The loon is a great listener and proudly speaks for others.
How the loon got his necklace.
One day by the shoreline Nana’b’oozoo or Nanabush was making a necklace out of shells. He heard a group of loons singing, at this time loons gathered in groups as do the Canadian geese. He called out to them to come and sing for him, but they were too afraid. Then all of a sudden a little brave loon popped up in front of the shoreline. Nana’b'oozoo asked the little loon”are you not afraid?’ “Nope” said the loon, then began to sing. So Nana’b'oozoo laid the new necklace he had made upon the back of this loon for it’s courage and song. The loon proudly displayed it’s new gift, but the others were jealous and chased after the small loon, but he was too agile. Nana’b'oozoo noticing this, called the loon over once more and as a symbol of courage for standing out from the group, made these markings permanent for him and all his descendants as well.
Inspired by Basil Johnston and Charlie Hebert
Available in a combination metal/acetate front in either black metal/ black crystal acetate front or a Blue metal/tortoise acetate front, this frame will set you apart from the crowd. Echo has a spring hinge for additional flex and comfort.
Every pair of optical frames comes with an embossed hard case and microfibre cleaning cloth.
Partial proceeds from the sale of all AYA eyewear and accessory items are donated to communities in need.
Frame Size: 51-18-140
B-Size (Vertical lens height): 39mm
- Acetate and Metal
- Donald Chretien
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I cannot tell you how much I love these beautiful glasses! I am normally a contact lens girl, but I've been wearing these constantly. They make me feel confident and badass, and I'm just so incredibly happy to have supported an Indigenous business which supports Indigenous artists! 11/10 happy!
Love the frames. The art work is amazing and the frames are very light weight. Service was excellent.
I am very delighted with this frame. It feel really comfortable on my face and the patterns are lovely. I love Loons and I’m really proud to have some on my glasses. Thank you to the artist.
When these glasses arrived I was delighted at how beautiful they were. Not being my first pair from this collection, I was definitely not disappointed by the colors or the quality and the comfortable fit. I recommend them to all my friends!