Vintage Huipil Top - San Andrés Semetabaj


This unique white Guatemalan Huipil features geometric tight designs brocade and abstract Mayan shapes. Hand-woven on a back-strap loom, this 100% cotton Huipil is originally from the region of San Andrés Semetabaj, Solola, Guatemala. 

Traditionally, Guatemalan tops are very vibrant. Finding white base tops are really difficult to find and also very rare. 

This top was hand woven on a back strap loom in two well-matched white cotton base panels. The panels are decorated by supplementary brocade featuring geometric patterns in a dark burgundy color. This top has been specifically tailored to be worn as a vest.

****Please review measurements below to ensure proper fit. All sales are final.****

Flat Measurements: 

  • Fits a SMALL-MEDIUM frame 
  • Bust (armpit to armpit) - 20” inches wide
  • Length - 23” inches long
  • Arm Opening - 8" inches wide - The arms opening has been tailored opened  for a more comfortable fit.
  • 100% Cotton 
  • Condition: -This vintage Huipil top from San Andrés Semetabaj is in great pre-loved condition, with some minor loose threads and signs of wear. Despite its previous life, there are no holes and it remains in remarkably great shape. The bottom hem has been tailored even for a more comfortable fit. 
  • Care: Hand washable in cold water
  • This vintage Huipil was personally purchased by Angelica, founder of Tesoros Maya. This Huipil was ethically sourced and the artisan was paid fair price.

Please note: The entire piece is a genuine hand-woven and therefore shows some signs of age and loose thread but has no holes or repairs and is in remarkably good condition considering its age. Many Huipiles are now embroidered using sewing machine which can also be referred to as 'hand made'.