Mofakham Mansion (Archaeology & Anthropology Museum)

Mofakham Mansion is the largest and most significant historical building of Qajar period in North Khorasan province which was built in the early 1300s Ah by Yar Mohammad Khan Shadlou, known as Sardar Mofakham _ the ruler of northern area of Khorasan_ as his residence and his family. This magnificent building has 34 rooms with two large halls. The main facade of the building is on the south side, which is adorned throughout with the most beautiful form with a variety of Tiling, Moaraq, Moaqali and seven-colored designs with human, animal, arabesque, lungwort and geometric designs.

The exterior facade of the building has pictures of two angels with wing, human figures, flower, plant, and bird painting, nature and geometric designs of the 13th century Ah. This historic monument has been registered with the number 952 on the list of national historical monuments. The building of Mofakham’s mansion has been restored to the great Archaeology and Anthropology museum of the province. The archaeology museum is located on the upper floor of the mansion. The main five sections are organized in accordance with the museum’s standards, prehistorical, historical, Islamic, coin and pottery sections. The Museum of Anthropology also introduces and illustrates the manifestations of subcultures, introduced in the form of customs, traditional occupations and handicrafts. Clog weaving ,wrap weaving, packsaddle sewing, hat weaving, socks weaving, Smithy, felt making, agriculture, spicery, music, rug weaving, spinning, customs of Kormanj and Turkmen people in livelihood, clothing, jewelry and so on are important parts of Anthropology Museum.