Donkeys and oxen were typically used for hauling goods to market with a variety of carts, the oxen reserved for more substantial loads.  Smaller goods are carried by individuals on pole baskets, which would have saved the expense of maintaining an animal for this purpose.  Transport of humans includes the use of litters or sedan chairs, donkeys, and horses.  Women typically rode in the seclusion of the covered sedan chair (you can see a lady peering out from one in the detail), while only officials or members of the scholar class are seen on horseback.