An Historical Archive

Started in 1997 by Maria Pahls, the "Primitive Pals" was an e-mail correspondence group dedicated to primitive folk art. The e-mail exchange evolved into a newsletter written by Maria and called "the seed pod" after her line of multi-media art and primitive dolls.

As the primitive pals grew in number, the seedpod grew in content and information. Eventually it incorporated interviews with well known artists, resources, group projects called "swaps" and other items of interest. The membership was intended to stay under 100 people but ultimately grew larger.

Both Homespun Peddler and Maria accepted the mission of promoting "primitive" and folk art. The "seed pod" became a strong influence on the growing "primitive community" on the web.

Homespun Peddler is proud to provide a home for the official seed pod archive as well as the newly released issues. No new issues have been written since 1999. This archive is preserved for value it provides to those interested in primitive art.