Head-carrying Ring

This head-carrying ring is used in regions of Africa to carry objects on someone's head - water pots, baskets and other, sometimes very heavy, items. This  is often the most efficient way of transporting goods when there may not be access to transport.  To prevent spilling or items falling off, the carrier (most often a woman) needs an upright posture and strength. Head rings can help by providing a stable basis for round bottomed pots or baskets.