Te Kahumamae o Pareraututu is a Mahiti, or Dog skin cloak.

Associated with Ngati Rangitihi, Tuhourangi, Ngati Maniapoto, Ngati Raukawa and Ngati Tuwharetoa - Te Kahumamae o Pareraututu was woven about the year 1800, to honour the deaths of a group of Ngati Rangitihi and Tuhourangi people killed by the Urewera at the battle of Pukekaikahu, near Lake Rere-Whakaitu in the Tarawera region.

In her sadness at the loss of the menfolk of her tribe one of the widows, Pareraututu, wove the cloak from the skins of their dogs as an expression of this grief - hence the name Kahu Mamae - cloak (garment) of pain.

Pareraututu then journeyed to the Waikato to request that Ngati Maniapoto chief Tukorehu avenge their deaths of the men. Her method of persuasion was to sit silently upon Tukorehu's marae for days on end, wrapped in the kahumamae and refusing to eat. Eventually Tukorehu's sympathies were aroused and he lifted the cloak from her shoulders and placed it upon his. 

Te Kahumamae o Pareraututu was subsequently passed onto Tukorehu's grandson, Rewi Maniapoto who sent it to Ihakara Tukumaru of Foxton on the birth of his daughter, Te Aputa ki Wairau. In 1866 Ihakara gave it to Poihipi Tukairangi, the principle chief of Taupo, who in turn presented it to Captain Gilbert Mair. The cloak was purchased from Mair (Tawa) by the Auckland Museum in 1901.