Travelled Prop Box
Travelled Prop Box
- 1 Green Saharan Tamegroute Bowl
- 1 Square Of Hand Dyed African Mudcloth Fabric
- 1 sprig artificial eucalyptus leaves
- 1 Hand Carved Lemonwood Spoon
- 1 Howlite Garland
- 1 Moroccan Clay Body Scrubber
- 3 Berber Toothpicks
- 1 Spool of Jute Twine On A Wooden Bobbin
- 1 Spool of Ivory Twine On A Wooden Bobbin
- 12 Small Manilla Swing Tags With A Reinforced Hole
- 12 Large Manilla Swing Tags With A Reinforced
- 3 Jasper Mookaite Chunks
- 12 Vintage Postage Stamps
- 6 Palo Santo Sticks
- 1 Moroccan Silver Coaster
Total retail price would be $114.50
PEEK INSIDE THE TRAVELLED PROP BOX
These small silver coasters are hand-hammered by artisans working in the souks of Marrakech. Beautiful variations of these coasters were served in every cafe we visited in Morocco. They're used to cover the tops of tea or juice glasses to keep out dust and flies.
Size: 9cm diameter
Country Of Origin: Morocco
Palo Santo sticks are a trend-led way to add an earthy element to your photos while conveying a sense of relaxation and calm. When burned, palo santo sticks give off the sweet scents of pine, lemon and mint. Capturing that smoke is a wonderful way to add movement to still photos and adds a sense of lifestyle to your branded shots.
Behind the scenes, you’ll enjoy palo santo’s energetic cleansing properties in your home and workspace - it's rich smoke brings peace, clarity, and good feelings. Our Palo Santo sticks are 100% natural and sustainable, and come from Ecuador.
Size: Each stick is 11cm long x 1cm diameter
Cotton string shopping bags are a bit of a design classic that've been making a trendy comeback on the coolest Instagram feeds. Of course they look great in photos, but they're also very practical for going plastic-free at the local shops.
That's a real win-win for your budget and the "authenticity" of your Insta feed!
Catherine's Prop Styling Suggestions: If you're a food, mommy, or interiors blogger / influencer, this cotton string shopping bag is a great prop for your kit. I like it styled with fresh ingredients to add a bit of editorial context to recipe posts. I also love this prop for brands and Instagrammers with a beachy vibe or watery colour pallet. That's because the cotton string bag feels so nautical and laid back... it reminds me of fishing nets and the sea.
Size: 32cm x 38cm
Colour: Natural off-white
Natural jute twine on a wooden bobbin is the perfect prop to style into photos themed around packaging, gifts, the holidays, craft projects, and anything to do with the garden. This twine it's eco-friendly, biodegradable, and has a lovely organic texture, so it's wonderful for brands that embody those values.
Styling Suggestions: Use twines to create your own garlands. They can add visual interest in the foreground or background of your compositions.
Material: Natural jute + Natural (untreated) wood
Size: 30m of twine. Bobbin is 3cm x 5cm
Mookaite is a bold and earthy Jasper found only in Western Australia. It carries an invigorating frequency of strength and vitality, and promotes an ageless spirit willing to accept change and seek new experiences, and awakens one’s natural instincts in knowing the right direction to take.
If your aesthetic is at all earthy, Jasper Mookaite belongs in your Prop Box. The colours of a desert sunset ripple through each piece, adding a exotic, travelled sensibility to product photos and images for your instagram feed.
You'll receive 1 larger piece of Jasper Mookaite + 2 smaller pieces.
Smaller Size: appox 3cm x 3cm
Larger Size: approx 6cm x 6cm
Country Of Origin: Australia
If you love textiles, you'll really appreciate this is authentic African mudcloths. Handmade by artisans in Mali who grow and weave their own cotton, each strip of cloth is hand-dyed with fermented mud that has been stained with plant leaves. The strips are then traditionally sewn together into larger pieces of fabric to be used to make cushions, apholstery, bags, or clothing. For Prop Boxes, I selected each piece of mudcloth from textile traders in Marrakech, then unpicked the strips to create smaller, more affordably fabric samples that can be used more effectively in product photography and flat lays.
Catherine's Prop Styling Suggestions: Mudcloth samples add a beautiful graphic and textural element to photos. I love the way the designs feel both richly traditional and really quite modern.
Average Size: 14cm wide x 20cm long
Country Of Origin: Mali (via Morocco)
Berber toothpicks are the heads of dried fennel flowers. They're used in Morocco for cleaning teeth after meals, but I love them as a photo prop because of their delicate and earthy natural texture. You can pull some fronds from the stem to create more pieces to play with in your compositions.
Catherine's Prop Styling Tips: Interesting natural ephemera like berber toothpicks are my favourite type of prop to add into product photos, because they tell a story about the values and context of your brand without directly competing with the product you're featuring. These toothpicks would work in the Prop Box of an organic beauty brand, a craft blogger, or any influencer with an earthy and eclectic visual style.
Material: Dried Fennel Flowers
Average Size: 3cm x 8cm
Country Of Origin: Morocco
RRP: $1.50 each
These green Saharan Tamegroute ceramic bowls are made by hand in Morocco. Each bowl's shape and shading is unique. There are places on each bowl with more or less glaze to allow the natural Moroccan clay to show through. The imperfections of these bowls are what make them charming, unique, and interesting to photograph.
Prop Styling Suggestions: These bowls have a dramatic, well-travelled look, so they'll fit into the Prop Box of a content creator with an eclectic, crafted style.
Material: Glazed pottery
Size: 6cm high / 12cm top diameter
Country Of Origin: Handmade in Morocco
Use these manilla swing tags (also sometimes called manilla shipping tags) as gift tags, place cards, journal cards, and for about a thousand other arts and crafts projects! They're made of good quality, thick cardstock with a reinforced kraft paper hole.
Size: Large swing tags 5cm x 9.5cm / Small swing tags 3.5cm x 7cm
Country Of Origin: Canada
RRP: $6 for 24 tags
I came across these Moroccan clay body scrubbers in the souks of Marrakech. I love the hand-scratched designs in the desert clay, and the simple, unrefined shape of the overall tool. They're traditionally used to smooth rough feet, and while I'm not sure how well they work as a natural beauty aid, they do make a wonderful, exotic, and earthy photo prop.
Styling Suggestions: If your brand conjures an earthy, natural, eclectic or well traveled identity, this Moroccan clay body scrubber belongs in your Prop Box. It works particularly well in photos showcasing natural beauty brands.
Size: 4 cm high x 6 cm diameter
Country Of Origin: Morocco
Vintage postage stamps are one of my favourite ways to add visual interest to a flat lay. They a just the right amount of colour, pattern, and story to your photographic compositions.
I've amassed a huge collection of these old stamps and sorted them broadly into 9 colour ways. I hope that ensures that you end up with a unique collection of stamps that fits your brand identity and instagram scheme to a tee. If you'd like a completely random assortment, you have that option too!
You'll receive 12 vintage postage stamps packaged in a sweet glassine envelope.