Zebra Sheer Roller Shades incorporate dual layers of alternating solid and sheer horizontal fabrics that can open and close. By aligning the sheer or solid portion of the fabrics, you control the amount of light entering the room. When a Zebra Sheer Shade is in the closed position, light is softly diffused with a warm glow along with full privacy. When a Zebra Sheer Shade is open and the vanes are aligned, light filters through the sheers for gentle illumination as well as view through. The sheer fabric can be raised out of sight into the integrated valance.