see also http://cja.huji.ac.il/browser.php?mode=set&id=3899
The rod is wrapped with a blue and brown velvet cloth and a silk kerchief. The rod was originally from the Mula Yoav Harat Synagogue in Afghanistan, accordinng to Mr. Moshe Na'amat, a congregant. For a similarly decorated rod see also Uz. Bu., Shalom Syn. cards no. 12,13.