A modern marriage between reliable roller shades and traditional horizontal blinds, zebra shades combine superior light control with a layer of privacy. They’re made from two layers of alternating bands of sheer and semi-opaque or solid fabric attached to a roller. Opening them rotates the fabric so the bands, or slats, sit directly on top of each other. As the layers pass each other, they create the appearance of dark and light stripes on a zebra. When opened, light shines through the transparent sections and allows a view to the outside. When closed, the non-transparent bands overlap to provide privacy and help protect your furniture and valuables from harmful UV rays.