No, we do not have Kaya in our collection (although we have come close quite a few times), but when Miriam sent me these gorgeous photos of Kaya, I just decided that she had to be the doll of the day today! Kaya has a one of a kind face mold – no other American Girl doll has it. Her lips are closed so no teeth show. Kaya is from the Nez Perce tribe in 1764 and her horse’s name is Steps High. In this photo Kaya is wearing her Jingle Dress of Today which is retired.
THE BASICS ON KAYA:
|Body details||Soft body, vinyl limbs|
|Face||Kaya face mold|
|Eyes||Brown sleep eyes|
|Hair||Wigged – long brown hair in braids|
|Can share clothes with||Springfield, Maplelea, Sophias, Madame Alexander Favorite Friends and most others that are for 18″ soft body dolls|
|Where to buy||American Girl|
|Recommended for ages||8 & up|
Kaya is wearing her adorned “deerskin” dress and moccasins. (it has a belt, but I didn’t realize it until after taking down the setup!) It is decorated with faux elk teeth and dyed porcupine quills and beads. Her horse Steps High has the saddle (sold separately) and doll and cradleboard. The fire came with the tepee (don’t have, I was lucky to find all this at Goodwill except Steps High and the white powwow dress!) to Kaya’s left is her dog Tatlo.
Kaya on Steps High in her Winter Accessories.
In her retired Pow Wow Dress of Today.
Kaya and Tatlo playing on her bedroll. I can almost see a smile there, even though Nez Perce consider showing teeth to be impolite – a sign of aggression (which is why her mouth is different from the other American Girl face molds.
The more I see photos of Kaya, the more I realize how unique she is. Thanks so much Miriam for letting me showcase your Kaya today!