Papuan Gulf Coconut Shell Spoons-New Guinea Art-Fortess Collection-Oceanic Art This pair of whimsical coconut shell spoons come from the Purari Delta area of the Papuan Gulf. They are unusual for the diminutive arms and upraised hands. The left one has a great gaping mouth with clearly cut teeth. These come from the Leo and Lillian Fortess Collection, were acquired from Mark Lissauer in 1976 and most recently in the Meder Collection of Philadelphia. They date to the early/mid 20th century and are 5” (13 cm) in height.