An Amuthu Bana is a cord used to hold the yoke (Viyagasa) and
plough (Nagula) together when bullocks plough paddy fields.
The Amuthu Bana ties the Viyagasa and Nagula together.
The Amuthu Bana should be sturdy enough to hold the Nagula and Viyagasa
together when bullocks drag the nagula across the paddy field. A small ridge is
made at the center of the Viyagasa to place the nagula and to allow the Amuthu Bana
to fasten the two tools.
Traditional farmers commonly made the cord out of deer and
sambar deer skin or raw rind of coconut shafts. Sometimes rinds of trees such
as Lihiniya and Nawa were also used. The rinds are well-leavened and dried