The V&A holds the national collection of Textiles and Fashion, which spans a period of more than 3000 years, from Predynastic Egypt to the present day. The collection is one of the world’s largest and the most wide-ranging. More than 75,000 individual objects or sets of objects are cared for jointly by the Asian Department and the Furniture, Textiles and Fashion Department, from a broad geographic area covering Europe, South, South East and East and Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas.