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Tree Dress, Charles James, 1955. Museum no. T.277-1974. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Textiles

The V&A holds the national collection of Textiles and Fashion, which spans a period of more than 5000 years, from Predynastic Egypt to the present day. Almost all textile techniques are represented, including woven, printed and embroidered textiles, lace, tapestries and carpets.