About Anthropology Museum of Bojnord
Anthropology Museum of Bojnord is located in Sardar Mofakham Mansion. Sardar Mofakham Mansion is the largest and most prominent architectural work of Qajar Era in Bojnord. In Qajar Era, this building along with other buildings including the Mirror House, Pavilion Mansion and the Pool House have encompassed the Dar al-Hokoomeh Complex of Sardar Mofakham. Sardar Mofakham Mansion was constructed in 1922 coinciding the reign of Naseruddin Shah to the order of Yar Mohammad Khan Shadloo known as Sardar Mofakham and it has been used as the house of his family and for receiving state guests as well as politicians. Sardar Mofakham Mansion is constructed in two floors with totally 34 rooms and 2 large halls. This mansion has two porches on each floor, one on the north side and the other on the south side. There are only two entrances on the east and west side of this mansion. Most adornments of Sardar Mofakham Mansion are on the south facade of the building that include various types of tilework. All around the south facade, there are mu'arragh, ma'gheli and seven-color tilework from the top of the pillars of the first floor to the bottom of the ceiling of the second floor. It is worth noting that in this tilework, iteration of patterns and motifs are avoided to create a colorful and varied facade. Sardar Mofakham Mansion has been registered as a national monument of Iran.