What makes zebra shades unique are their strips of two different fabrics which offer the user the ability to control lighting and privacy while the shade itself is partially or completely lowered. This special feature also presents a way to invite very specific magnitudes of sunlight into the room and thereby accentuate the color and pattern of the shade in varying fashions.
Just like roller and solar shades, zebra shades are also operated on a tube with a clutch and a beaded chain as the standard mechanism. However, motorization certainly makes this window covering more enjoyable, as multiple shades can be operated simultaneously, enlivening the room with synchronized changes in lighting and appearance.
Available opacities include Light Filtering and Room Darkening.