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The Kaya Face Mold was the fifth face mold created for the American Girl Doll line; it was introduced in 2002.

Characteristics

The most prominent difference is that, unlike all other face molds, the mouth is closed and shows no teeth. This is due to a cultural taboo in Nimipuu (Nez Perce) culture of baring the teeth as it shows aggression. The mold is in many ways similar to the Josefina Mold, with a longer, less upturned nose and oval eyes; the nose is wider in the Kaya mold but not as wide as in the Addy Mold. The face is rounder than the Josefina mold and there is a slight dimple in the chin.

Trivia

  • As a previously unique face mold, the mold is stamped with "Pleasant Co 2002" on the back of the neck.
  • There is considerable controversy in the fact that the Logan doll uses the Kaya Mold, given the cultural implications of the design, as well as the passive implication that a Native-designed face is more "masculine", especially when no other explicitly Native characters have been released but Kaya.

Dolls with the Kaya Mold

Historical Characters

Contemporary Characters

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