The bullfighter parade cape is a short cape made of silk, embroided with images made of gold or silver, and with multiple gallons. It also sometimes includes religious images.
As part of the bullfighting in spain ritual, the bullfighter wears it tied around its body to make its entry into the bullring or paseíllo. Once the paseillo has ended, the bullfighter surrenders the custody of his “capote” to any known person or to his team. Its function is ornamental. Some “capotes de paseo” are true works of art, and are often offer to the Matador to celebrate a great bullfight.