I did not have any specific setting in mind, this was "food for thought". For example, Internet Explorer has various security settings, which can prevent certain features from working. Chrome and Firefox have loads of internal settings, which are accessible by advanced users, etc.
Does my demo with the SVG background image work on your side? If yes, then you have no problems with SVG images, but with CSS styles. I am pretty sure that you have already double checked that the image exists at the expected location and the URL is correct, so the only thing, which comes to mind is CSS specificity.
Try removing some stylesheets (leave the Kendo UI ones + the SVG-related CSS rules) and see what happens.
If your research does not isolate the cause of the problem, then send me a runnable example for inspection.
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