COLOPHON: "Esta edición de Canto a Maranzas de: Carilda Oliver Labra consta de doscientos ejemplares manufacturados e iluminados a mano por las Ediciones Vigía en su Colección Inicios. En su realización se usaron acrílicos, textiles, papel blanco, kraft y ecológico de diferentes texturas y gramajes. Su interior guarda una foto de la poeta"
The full length of the open cover and extended banner is 187 cm; the length of the open cover with the banner folded and tied is 65 cm.
Part of a collection of handmade chapbooks, many with cords for hanging (literatura de cordel), published by Ediciones Vigía under the auspices of the Cuban Ministry of Culture.
A color landscape of Matanzas is seen through the scalloped opening in the front flap of the portfolio, which is decorated with a photographic reproduction of floral patterned lace; a decorative paper collage of the Vigía lantern adorns the back of the portfolio. The handwritten poem is reproduced between decorative borders on the front of the banner, which folds and ties with package ribbon.
The poem is printed on a single sheet folded and affixed to the back of portfolio binding, secured in place white ribbon. The exterior shows a view of the San Carlos de Borromeo Cathedral in Matanzas; the interior is a picture of Carilda Oliver Labra made with paper cutouts and netting.