The parade cape is a short cape of silk, embroided with luxurious images made of gold or silver, and with multiple gallons. It also sometimes includes religious images. As part of the taurine 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” are true works of art, and are often offer to the Matador to celebrate a great bullfight.