An Escoffion was female medieval headwear which was popular during the Late Middle Ages (1250–1500). But it gained particular popularity in the 15th century. The headpiece was made out of a thick, circular roll of material like wool, felt or silk. The material was shaped, by sewing or starching, into a double-horned configuration, with each horn sometimes being up to a yard long. Over the headdress, gauze or silk was sometimes draped for weight distribution or aesthetic purposes.