Binomen Unknown
Average height 20 ft. (estimate)
Sentience Sentient
Sapience Sapient
Aggressivity Varies
Habitat Outside normal time-space
Diet Unknown (probably insectivore/carnivore)
Lifespan Unknown
Subspecies None
Status Least Concern
Behind the Scenes
Universe Bas-Lag
Created by China Miéville

Weavers are large spider-like beings who exist in multiple dimensions at once. They regard life on Bas-Lag as an ongoing work of art.



Weavers use their considerable powers to interfere with events according to their individual sense of aesthetics, and often appear before major events. They communicate in a disjointed, babbling flow of half-poetry, never pausing, only slipping in and out of audibility. Some Weavers develop obsessions for random objests, such as scissors and chess sets, that can change without notice. Their minds, when read, seem to be in a constant state of dreaming.

They are able to see, traverse across, and manipulate the fabric of space-time, as easily as a normal spider interacts with its own web. They are unpredictable and dangerous to most other beings, as their ways are completely incomprehensible. Their conscious and subconscious are one, and their thoughts are entirely emotional and dream-like, and always voiced – a Weaver thinks only in an external monologue.