See the distinctive ways water is carried in different countries.
Water is collected in large plastic barrels called jerry cans, which are fastened with rope so that the weight rests on the carrier’s head and back.
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Open-topped earthenware containers are used to collect water, which is then balanced on top of carrier’s heads, often with a woven ring at the base to help support it.
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Large open buckets with handles hold the water. Very strong carriers can balance two buckets by looping their handles on either end of a single sturdy stick. More often, two people carry a single bucket between them, each resting one end of a study stick on their shoulders, with the bucket handle looped over the centre of the stick.
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