American Loin Looms
Telar de cintura
First at all, there is no connection between American and Asian loin looms, that's what science states! No, not at all! Science states, that there is yet no proof found for a connection like that.
Clovis in Mind First
A first at all thinkable version of the global expansion of loin loom techniques from Asia to America is the Clovis culture about 12.000 years ago. That means loin loom techniques are much older than the Austronesian culture.
Possibly Polynesian Propaganda
Another possibility seems the migration of the Polynesian to several spots at the Pacific coast of America. So these contacts led to extraordinary cultural exchange. Funny how, you won't any loin looms on Pacific Islands as further you sail eastwards. That means, Polynesians, once backstrap weaving, had an great impact on American weaving culture, but lost it by themselves in a sudden. Slightly possible, but strange! Anyway, this exchange might have happened a thousand years ago; so pretty young!
Out of Africa Again
Younger excavations show out that the days of the Clovis theory are out of count! Younger theories expect a migration from the west coast of Africa to Brasil at least 25.000 years ago. This may be a third possibility how loin loom weaving may have passed the Ocean. This may give us a hint how old the technique is.
Out of my shelf
Anyway, oldest finds of handwoven textiles state, that looms are in use at least since 32.000 years. Just no one can state, which techniques have been just that time. We can argue in both ways, mentioning weaving with a loom a simple thing or honouring it as a complex cultural evolution, that doesn't come up just by itself! At the end it bases on daily necessary plaiting and braiding processes a society can't succeed without these basics! So, a creation of a native American loin loom by their own within America is another, fourth real possibility.
Playlist on Native Loin Looms of America at youtube!
Examples of native loin looms in America
Webtechnische Lösungen für Hüftwebstühle im America, 1918 (Roth - wikimedia)
Internet Archive Book Images - Henry Ling Roth: Studies in primitive looms, 1918 - https://archive.org/stream/studiesinprimiti00roth/studiesinprimiti00roth#page/n32/mode/1up
Hüftwebstühle in Mexiko
Backstrap Looms of Mexico
Mariana Gómez an einem Hüftwebstuhl nahe Oaxaca, Mexico, 2017 (David Clay - wikimedia)
Hüftwebstühle in Guatemala
Backstrap Looms of Guatemala
Ein Hüftwebstuhl in Peru vom Ufer des Titikakasees, in der Gegend von Llachon, 2010
(5snake5 - wikimedia)
Araukanische Frauen an einem einfachen Rahmenwebstuhl, Chile, 1908 (Joyce - wikimedia)